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Gul 2017 April

K6 EuroCup at Fraglia Vela Riva, Lake Garda, Italy - Overall

by Dave Hall on 3 Jul 26-30 June 2017

Going into the last day, the number one spot was between Neil Fulcher with Oliver & Harry and Dave Hall with Graham & Bryan. Neil's team needed to win both of the last two races while Dave's team had to win one.

Both boats hit the line together, charging off in the now familiar Garda breeze. It was neck and neck at the first mark with Dave just taking the lead. Neil split gybes and at the leeward mark there was only a boat length between them. Dave extended the gap upwind and just held off Neil to take the win and the overall championship.

The second race of the day was a virtual re-run with Dave's team taking the last gun of the week. The Austrian family team of George, Guenter and Valentina finally had a good day finishing the week with a well-deserved 3rd – we hope to see them back next year having gained the experience from the British teams. Nick Jones and his team, unaffected by their drama of Wednesday, sailed a steady series to come in third overall.

A big thanks to Fraglia della Vela Riva and to Gul for the prizes – it was a very different and interesting week on the Lake.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelm & CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1GBR 220Dave Hall & Bryan Sargent & Graham Hoy‑21211117
2GBR 222Neil Fulcher & Oliver Boosey & Harry Clarke1212(dns)2210
3GBR 213Nick Jones & Twinkie Jones & Steve Dewherry3333‑53419
4GBR 208Martin Wedge & Scott Allen855434(dns)29
5GBR 22Jeff Vander Borght & Dave Guthrie & Hugh Duncan107(dns)645537
6AUT 146George Blating & Guenter Blating & Valentina Blating468(dns)dns6339
7GBR 172Mike Trueman & Martin Gibson & Tim Williams510752(dns)dns41
8GBR 216Peter Kirkby & Richard Barker & Heather Chipperfield644(dns)dnsdnsdns50
9GBR 195Steve Bales & Jon Rigby & Jon Smith796(dns)dnsdnsdns58
10GBR 135Phil Waterfall & Chris Corner & Malcolm Hull(dns)89dnsdns7dns60
11GBR 122John Tabor & Chris Burrows & Richard Kidd91110(dns)dns8dns62

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