A moderate south-westerly greeted competitors to the Scorpion open meeting at Haversham SC on June 4.
A moderate south-westerly greeted competitors to the Scorpion open meeting at Haversham SC on June 4. Some of the class’s leading helmsmen lined up among the 10 visitors and five home boats. John Mursell and Ian Cadwallader led round the windward mark, second round were Phil and Jane White followed by Steve Walker and Jerry Hannabus. By the middle of the second round, Nigel Potter and Martin Worth had moved up to second and Peter and John Rose, last year’s winners, were holding fifth. A large gap had appeared between this leading group and the rest of the fleet, which was led by the eventual winner of the junior helmsman’s prize, Penny Jeffcoate, who had made up two places. This was how the first race ended.
The second race was delayed by a general recall, it’s not clear whether this was just over enthusiasm or or the rogue junior in the pirate bandana who pushed five boats over! The fleet got away cleanly at the second attempt and once again Mursell led at the windward mark and took his second win of the day.
Having secured the event with two wins Mursell elected not to start. Potter took an easy win to clinch second overall.
1st John Mursell and Ian Cadwallader (Castle Cove SC)
2nd Nigel Potter and Martin Worth (Notts County SC)
3rd Steve Walker and Jerry Hannabus (Elton SC)
1st junior helmsman: Penny Jeffcoate (Notts County SC)
1st junior crew: John Rose (Chew Valley Lake SC)