Mark Phillips and his daughter Hannah won last Sunday's National 12 open meeting at Avon SC

A shifty Force 4, gusting 5 greeted the 10 competitors at the Avon SC National 12 open meeting on Sunday 27 April. The first race was initially led by Dave and Frances Wilkins, saw Mark Phillips and daughter Hannah from Starcross, take the gun, with the Wilkins second. Caution at the final gybe mark by Fi and Alastair Lucas, from the home club, saw Simon Hinks from Saltash take third with Chris Bishop (BCYC) fourth.

The second race again saw a win for Mark in his Crusader 88 but this time the Design Eights of Tim Laws and Fi Lucas took second and third. A this point, the single bottom boats were definitely holding their own. Having secured the trophy, Mark and Hannah left the rest to fight it out for the remaining positions. The last race saw a good win by Chris Bishop in a Feeling Foolish, with the Wilkins second, and Fi Lucas third, thus preventing a clean sweep for the single skins.