Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne win National 12 open meeting at Twickenham YC on Sunday
A total of seven National 12s took to the water for the last Thames Area meeting of 2005 at Twickenham YC on Sunday.
The breeze through the trees intermittently reached water level and changed direction randomly and suddenly throughout the day, with a dead patch on the line to add to the fun.
Race 1 saw Mike Day and Anne Murch (N3496) get the best (running) start and lead to the first mark before Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne (N3492) pulled through and went on to stretch out a good lead over the five laps from Day and Murch.
Mike and Alex Storey broke clear of the bunch to take a clear third. The gusts throughout race 2 caused capsizes and gear failure, but the same boats finished first and second, with Pip Deverson and Sophie Edwards (N2700) third. This gave Camm and Ballantyne the meeting with a race to spare and they elected to sit out the final race, which was won by Day and Murch, with Deverson and Edwards second, and Chris Deverson and Jess Martin (N3110) third.
1. N3492 Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne
2. N3496 Mike Day and Anne Murch
3. N2700 Pip Deverson and Sophie Edwards