Husband and wife team Steve and Trina Davidson on Sunday sailed their I550 sports boat Dynamo to a second successive win on in the Derwent Sailing Squadron/Quantum Sails Short-Handed Series.
Revelling in the light and rather flukey breeze, the Davidson’s took out a line and handicap double in Division 5 (non-spinnaker).
On handicap they beat Coleypso (John Mills and Tim Behrens) and Chris Bobbi’s Cool Chance.
The conditions clearly suited the sports boats, with Steve Harrison’s Temptation also scoring an outright win in Division 2 (spinnaker), second place going to race one winner Whoopdido, skippered by Tom McDonald. Mark Millhouse’s Trouble took third.
In Division 3 (non-spinnaker), Scott Morrison’s Jigsaw reversed the order over last week’s winner Wildfire, skippered by David Berechree.
Jigsaw beat Wildfire across the line by just ten seconds but won on corrected time by 3 minutes and 41 seconds. Southern Cross (Wayne Pitt) placed third.
Graham Hall and David Short notched up a second win in Division 4 (spinnaker) with Mattieu Mongin’s Epoxy Warrior second and John Darwon’s L’Etoile third.
SB20 class veteran Nick Rogers was back afloat after a break, steering Wicked to an outright win in Division 6 (SB20 – spinnakers). Mind Games (Phil Reid) placed second, Piste (Greg Rowlings) third.
Michael Pritchard’s Cookson 50 Oskana had a walkover as only starter in Division 1.
Words: Peter Campbell
Photos: Peter Campbell, Peter Watson
30 April 2018