A total of 29 eager Phantom sailors turned out to enjoy the first Travellers event of 2005 at Haversham Sailing Club last weekend
A total of 29 eager Phantom sailors turned out to enjoy the first Travellers event of 2005 at Haversham Sailing Club, just north of Milton Keynes last Saturday.
Many had travelled a long way and the fantastic sunshine and Force 2-3 made it worthwhile.
The format was two races back-to-back in the morning and the same following lunch (3 of 4 to count)
The good nature of the class was very well evident throughout, as many of the marks were very congested in the early stages of each race. As groups broke away distinct ‘races within’ took place, this enabled everyone from the front to the rear to enjoy the battle for their position.
At the end of the third race the top five were on similar points and the fourth race was critical to the end result.
Finally as usual with smaller lakes, local knowledge was an advantage and Richard Pakes overtook Tyler Harmsworth on one of the tricky mark roundings to take the lead in the last race, enabling a win on count back. Will Gulliver finished third followed by Nick Beloe, giving P&B Sails a clean sweep of the top four, Ian Howett finished fifth.
, 1 1204, R Pakes, Haversham
2 1174, T Harmsworth, Newhaven & Seaford
3 1216 , W Gulliver, Northampton
4 1170 , N Belo,e Northampton
5 1108 I, Howett, Haversham
6 1, A Elliott, Rotherham
7 1130, R Parkin, Hunts
8 1186, S Elliott, Rotherham
9 1100, J Wayling, Northampton
10 1201, G Young, Cotswold
11 1159, B Glen, Haversham
12 1185, G Banning, Haversham
13 1128, C Roberts, Creeksea
14 1183 , D Pike, Rollesby Broad
15 1113 , R Thorpe, Creeksea
16 1210 , R Battersby, Sutton Bingham
17 1198, A Bull, Haversham
18 12, H Ayres, West Oxfordshire
19 2, B Coltayne, Staunton Harrold
20 1196 , K Clark, Seafarers
21 1161, I Smith, Yorkshire Dales
22 1055 , A Powell, Burghfield
23 1115, K Daniels, Wembly
24 805, M Wark, Broadwater
25 999, P Bouer, Staunton Harrold
26 1153, M Levey, Wilsonian
27 970, A Mills, Creeksea
28 946, E Maggs, Creeksea
29 1007, I Walsh, Shoreham