Terry Curtis wins OK meeting at Northampton
Northampton Sailing Club hosted 25 OKs for the class inland championship over the weekend of 1-2 October. Three races were held on the first day in a blustery and shifty wind which gradually veered throughout the day.
In the first race Jon Fish started at the pin end and controlled the race from the front to finish ahead of Dan Ager and Terry Curtis. Ian Harris led from the start of the second race, a lead he briefly lost but was able to regain when preparing to round the leeward mark the wrong way. He held on to his lead from Ager and Curtis once again.
In the third race of the day Curtis and Ager pulled away. Ager leading for most of the way with Curtis taking the lead on the final run which he held on the short final beat.
Conditions for the second day were lighter with bigger shifts. Fish nailed the start of the in the first race of the day and looked to have a safe lead but Curtis caught him passed him and went on to get his second win of the event. Fish made no mistake in the next race winning by some distance from John Meadowcroft.
Going into the final race Curtis was leading overall with
Fish and Ager level on points needing to win the race with another boat between the winner and Curtis to win overall. However, it was not to be. Mike Edwards won a close race from Meadowcroft and Alex Scoles. Curtis discarding his fifth place to leave him Inland Champion for the second year running.
1st 2084 Terry Curtis Upper Thames SC 12 pts
2nd 2110 Jon Fish Waldringfield SC 14pts
3rd 2100 Dan Ager WSC 15pts
4th 2107 Mike Edwards South Staffs SC 27pts
5th 2059 Pete Turner Overy Staithe SC 28pts
6th 2105 Ian Harris Bristol Corinthian YC 30pts
7th 2021 Alex Scoles OSSC 32pts
8th 2007 Tony Rich UTSC 38pts
9th 2108 Homer Goodhead SSSC 40pts
10th 2081Robert Deaves WSC
1st Veteran Ian Harris 1st Junior Adam Parry SSSC