Competitors at the National 12 ANEYC Trophy and Team Transom event at Grimwith SC on 8-9 September were greeted with a Force 6 north-westerly

A small but enthusiastic band of National 12 sailors arrived at Grimwith to compete for the ANEYC Trophy and Team Transom and were greeted by a bright but cold day and a Force 6 north-westerly.

Race one saw Philip David and Bernard Clark setting a blistering pace however, due to heading off to the wrong mark resulting in some serious over standing, the rest of the fleet were never too far away. At the finish line Bernard Clark and James Shipley were led over the line by Philip David and John Cheetham in first place. A close battle raged for third, fourth and fifth places with Howard Chadwick and Helen Nicholson finishing third.

Race two again saw Philip and Bernard pull clear to leave David and Jennie Davies, Neil and Katie McInnes and Howard and Helen to a very close race for 3,4 and 5. The two very close races continued until on the last lap when Philip and Bernard went to a wrong mark and dropped behind the fleet. At the line four boats finished within seconds of each other with David Davies first, Howard second and Neil third closely followed by Philip David and then Bernard. Paul Metalfe and Cathy Lawson joined the fleet for this race but had to retire after performing a manoeuvre described by Cathy afterwards as ‘Doing a Titanic.’

Race three was clearly going to be the decider and this time Philip made no mistakes taking first place from Bernard in second and David and Jennie in third place. With two firsts Philip and John were clear winners and the Team Trophy went to Yorkshire Ouse.

Overall Results

1st N3216, Philip David and John Cheetham

2nd N3260, David and Jennie Davies

3rd N3382, Bernard Clark and James Shipley

4th N3356, Howard Chadwick and Helen Nicholson

5th N3216, Neil and Katie McInnes

6th N3106, Paul Metcalfe and Cathy Lawson