A fleet of 12 RS300s turned out for the Burghfield RS300 Fat Face open meeting on Sunday 17 April
A fleet of 12 RS300s turned out for the Burghfield RS300 Fat Face open meeting on Sunday 17 April.
Three races took place over the day, in a gradually increasing wind, which had enough gusts, lulls, and shifts, to make for an interesting and challenging day’s sailing. The backing wind meant that the fleet sailed a different course each race, and in the final race, the PRO provided a slalom downwind leg in the course, with enough gybes, carefully positioned to coincide with the strongest wind, to challenge the skills of many.
Steve Cook carried on where he left off last year to win the event, but was hard pushed by Joel Burchett in second. Paul Barker was third. The merit award went to Peter Curtis who sailed his A rig into fourth place, at his first open meeting in the 300.
1st 479 Steve Cook Stokes Bay
2nd 391 Joel Burchett Locks
3rd 395 Paul Barker Milton Keynes
4th 324 Peter Curtis Island Barn