A total of 17 competitors took place in last weekend's Vareo meeting at Carsington

Competition in the Vareo fleet is hotting up with many helmsmen travelling long distances to pit their skills. At Carsington’s first Vareo event last Sunday, 17 boats competed in a three-race series of windward-leeward courses.

Stephen Blake, sailing on his home water, established a clear lead in the first race and went on to win by 20-boat lengths with visitor Martin Barrett settling for second place.

In the second race Bob Pearson revelled in the increased wind conditions and was first round the windward mark. The pack was hot on his heels and Blake again mastered the tricky downwind legs to pull through to another win with visitor Carl Whitehead having to settle for second.

The final race was fiercely contested with Ian Hibbitt showing everyone the way until he capsized. Barrett quickly took advantage and went on to win with Paul Kelly a well deserved second. Blake, after a poor start, worked his way up to third. Final places were very tight with first and second separated by only one point then three boats on equal points tying for third.

Overall Results

1st Stephen Blake (Carsington)(2 pts)

2nd Martin Barrett (Craven) (3 pts)

3rd Paul Kelly (Carsington) (6pts)

4th Carl Whitehead (Filey) (6pts)

5th Ian Hibbitt (Carsington) (6pts)