Neil Marsden and Derek Hill from Blackpool & Fleetwood SC are the new GP14 World Champions
After a testing seven-race series held over five days under the burgee of South Caernarfonshire YC at Abersoch, Neil Marsden and Derek Hill from Blackpool & Fleetwood SC are the new World Champions from Richard Estaugh and Simon Potts from Chase SC on countback.
The two teams tied on overall points, but having won two races to Richard & Simon’s one, Neil & Derek triumph. Neil and Derek are worthy champions having six out of 7 results in the top 5 in a fleet of 171 boats is a fantastic achievement and with Richard and Simon doing the same the duel was an epic but sporting contest. Both crews conducted themselves in a gracious and sporting manner and it was a pleasure to see the cut and thrust of the series go down to the wire.
1st 13818, Matthew Flint and Phil Cox Northampton SC
2nd 13417, Jim Hunt and Graham Nelson South Staffs SC
3rd 13686, Andy Hately and Andy Thompson South Staffs SC
4th 13821, Richard Estaugh and Simon Potts Chase SC
5th 13654, Neil Marsden and Derek Hill Blackpool & Fleetwood YC
1st Silver 13739 Dave Hynes and Tom Thompson Royal Windermere YC
1st Bronze 13478 Gordon Thompson and Chris Fletcher Coombs SC