With over 20 knots recorded on the racecourse, the final day's racing at B14 nationals has been cancelled leaving Matt Snedker and Dave Dobrijevic national champions
Conditions for the third day of the B14 national championship at Weymouth could not have been better. Clear blue skies and a Force 3 westerly that steadily built during the day to Force 5. Four races were sailed and a total of 14 laps completed to ensure there were very tired bodies at the end of the day.
Stars of the day, firmly stamping their authority on the event, were reigning European Champions Matt Snedker and Dave Dobrijevic. They won the first race leading round every mark then ground down early leaders, Chris Sallis and Dick Roe, to take the second gun of the day.
In race three they again led at all the marks and then in the final race took advantage of leaders Matt Searle and Rich Bell heading for the finish a lap early, to record their fourth bullet.
Behind them, defending champions Tim Fells and Dave Cunningham had what would have normally been a good day if it hadn’t been for Snedkers storming performance. Recording 2,2,3,3 they have pulled themselves back up into third place behind Dave Hayes and Sean Dwyer who, with 2,3,4, OCS, have held on to second.
With the wind this morning (Friday) blowing over 20 knots and forecast to increase, the decision has been made to cancel racing.
Matt Snedker and Dave Dobrijevic are therefore crowned B14 national champions for the first time to add to their European title from June. They have been steadily improving over the last three years and following fourth at last year’s worlds have made the final step to the front of this very competitive fleet.