Nick Craig and James Stewart class win dinghy champion of champions race at Burnham-on-Crouch 9/10/06
Nick Craig and James Stewart representing the RS400 have won the 2006 Endeavour Trophy – the dinghy champion of champions race – at Burnham-on-Crouch this weekend.
Craig and Stewart, who have now won the event for the third consecutive year, made their intentions clear on day one on Saturday by notching up three wins in the super-windy conditions.
Sailing Topper Xenon dinghies, kindly loaned to the host club Royal Corinthian YC, the 23-strong fleet representing all the popular racing dinghy classes, enjoyed close, exciting racing in a full range of conditions including 25kts plus on Saturday to zero wind on Sunday morning which forced a postponement. Thankfully a decent 10kt breeze filled in by mid morning ensuring the completion of the eight-race series.
Going into the final three races Craig and Stewart led Jamie Lea and Adam May representing the Solo class by six points, with Roger and Katrina Gilbert (RS200) close behind. Craig and Stewart continued to make the most of the fantastic conditions on the River Crouch and, with a 3,3 and a final race win, firmly secured the Endeavour Trophy for the third time running. The Gilberts won the first race of the day which lifted them to second overall while Hector Cisneros and Graham Williamson from the Mirror class concluded the event with some consistent results at the top putting them in third overall. Lea and May had to settle for fourth.