Seventeen boats took part in the Gill National 12 series held at Filey SC on 16-17 July
Seventeen boats took part in the Gill National 12 series held at Filey SC on 16-17 July.
Races 1 and 2 were claimed by Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne. They were pushed home by Steve Sallis and Jenny James in race 1 and by Brian and George Kitching in race 2.
On Sunday there was a postponement until the sea breeze filled in enough to get racing underway. However, as the fleet approached the bottom of the run in the P-shaped course of race 3, the wind died again. This resulted in many place changes with Camm/Ballantyne emerging first, followed by John and Alison Cheetham.
Race 4 was held in the meeting’s best breeze, a Force 3. This saw Camm/Ballantyne swapping places several times with Kevin Iles and Alistair Donaldson. Iles/Donaldson finished first with Camm/Ballantyne literally inches from their transom.
1st Babel Fish – Graham Camm/Zoe Ballantyne, Burghfield SC
2nd Dilbert – Steve Sallis/Jenny James, Hykham SC
3rd The Electric Prune – Kevin Iles/Alistair Donaldson, Thorpe Bay YC
1st Rebel – John & Alison Cheetham, Yeadon SC
2nd Wendy Windblows – Philip & Helen David, Yorkshire Ouse SC
3rd 3287 – Gerry Ledger/Elisabeth Ross, Up River YC