Max Factor wins National 12 event at Royal Harwich YC 13/6/06
The fourth meeting of the 2006 National 12 Gill Series was held at Royal Harwich YC on 9-10 June.
John and Katy Meadowcroft led the first race from start to finish having a close battle with Richard Williams and Lindsey Iles all the way round the course.
In race 2 the Meadowcrofts popped out at the windward mark, marginally ahead of Tom Stewart and Liz Ross. Stewart and Ross pulled through on the downwind legs but a navigational misjudgement allowed the Meadowcrofts to take their second win of the day.
Sunday dawned hotter and with slightly less wind. Camm and Ballantyne were quick out of the blocks in race 3, chased by Frances Gifford and Sophie Mackley. Camm and Ballantyne went on to win from Stewart and Ross.
Race 4 was also for the Burton Salver. The Meadowcrofts took an early lead, but Camm and Ballantyne got very close and threatened to overhaul them. However, there was enough breeze to keep the Meadowcrofts going and they went on to win the race and the meeting.
Camm and Ballantyne won the final race by a substantial margin from Gifford and Mackley and then Williams and Iles.
As ever the generous sponsorship of Gill was welcomed by all competitors.
1 N3473 ‘Max Factor’, John and Katy Meadowcroft, Henley SC, 7pts
2 N3492 ‘Babel Fish’, Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne, Burghfield SC
3 N3501 ‘Silver Fin’, Tom Stewart and Elisabeth Ross, Royal Harwich YC
4 N3431 ‘Zippy’, Frances Gifford and Sophie Mackley, Aldeburgh YC
5 N3484 ‘Fatso’, Antony and Jo Gifford, Aldeburgh YC
1st Admiral’s Cup N3012 ‘Punkarella’, Nigel Waller and Tom Louth, Royal Harwich YC