Lack of wind forced the cancellation of yesterday's racing at the second round of the 18ft Skiff grand prix event leaving Rob Dulson and his team in first place
Everything was in place for another day of great Skiff racing yesterday. Twelve boats were rigged and ready in the sunshine at Calshot, the Royal Thames Yacht Club’s team of organisers were there in their RIBs, and race officer Frank Newton was out on the course aboard the committee boat Sorebones. There was only one missing ingredient; wind.
Unlike the previous day, when the sea breeze obliged to allow three good races to take place, it just didn’t happen on Sunday. Consequently, the previous day’s placings stand as the results of the second round of the 2004 UK 18 foot Skiff Grand Prix, with Rob Dulson, Paul Constable and Alec McKinlay on Base 1 in first place, followed by Tim Penfold, Matt Alvarado and Will Penfold on Link Associates and Ed Browne, Mark Tait and Lachlan Torrance on Hermes. The strong new team of Peter Barton, Martin Borrett and John Heissig finished fourth on Skifftastic.
Grand Prix, Round 2
1. Base 1, Rob Dulson, Paul Constable and Alex McKinlay (1,1,4) 6 pts
2. Link Associates, Tim Penfold, Matt Alvarado and Will Penfold (3,3,1) 7 pts
3. Hermes, Ed Browne, Mark Tait and Lachlan Torrance (2,4,2) 8 pts
4. Skifftastic, Peter Barton, Martin Borrett and John Heissig (4,2,3) 9 pts
5. Radii, Andy Richards, Andrew Fairley and Dave Richards (5,5,6) 16 pts