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Leader Open at Buckenham Sailing Club

by John Barton on 17 Aug 2005 13-14 August 2005

Buckenham SC on the river Yare, near Norwich hosted an Open Meeting over the weekend 13/14 August for the Leader class. The Leaders’ current and last year’s National Champions were amongst the visitors from Chichester, Milton Keynes, Hickling and Aldbrough.

Saturday racing was a passage race down river to Cantley. Janet Gilmour won by about a foot from John Barton with Mike Sherwen a further foot back in third. Races don’t come much closer! Sherwen won the return leg from Gilmour and Barton.

On Sunday the Leaders enjoyed a passage race upriver around Rockland Broad. Sherwen winning from Andy Cullum and Mike Fitzgerald. The Leaders finished with two round the cans races. Cullum won the first from Sherwen and Wharmby won the second from Cullum with Sherwen third. The

Overall Results:

1st Mike Sherwen (Deben YC) 7½pts
2nd Andy, Michael & Peter Cullum (Buckenham SC) 12¾pts
3rd Chris Wharmby (Milton Keynes) 13¾pts
4th Mike Fitzgerald (Dell Quay) 16pts
5th Janet Gilmour (Buckenham SC) 16¾pts

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