Spectators at Northampton SC this weekend (31 March-1 April) were treated to a master class of heavy wind sailing by Wil Gullivar who always seemed to be in total control.
RS300s can be a real challenge downwind in strong wind and the spectators at Northampton SC this weekend (31 March-1 April) were treated to a master class of heavy wind sailing by Wil Gullivar who always seemed to be in total control. He won all three races and was never led at a mark. Matt Critchley hung on bravely to Gullivar’s slipstream to record three second places. Behind Steve Middleton and Graham Sanderson did well to record useful results.
The shattered bodies were very grateful to see a gentle breeze on Sunday morning and warm sunshine although not too sure about warnings of a 7ft Pike! Racing took place in a patchy Force 2-3 and although Wil Gullivar still scored three first places he did not have it all his own way. Critchley and Steve Middleton both led races. Richard Willows in particular gave Gullivar plenty to think about chasing him hard in race four and leading race five for a good time before running into trouble at a gybe mark. At the end though nobody could stop the all conquering Gullivar.
1st Wil Gulivar (Oxford SC) 5pts
2nd Matt Critchley (Stokes Bay SC) 10pts
3rd Richard Willows (Northampton SC) 21pts
4th Steve Middleton (Burghfield SC) 21pts
5th Grahame Sanderson (Grafham Water SC) 21pts