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Laser EPS Nationals at Burton Sailing Club

by Howard Astley-Jones 23 Jun 2007 08:35 BST 16-17 June 2007

The Laser EPS National Championships were held for the first time in seven years at Burton Sailing Club when a resurgence of interest brought enthusiastic owners together at Foremark reservoir.

An expectant fleet was greeted to very light and tricky airs over the weekend with the race team doing a fantastic job to run five of the six scheduled races.

The racing was excellent with four different race winners over the weekend. Simon Bates showed increasing form particularly with a first and second in the last two races but the consistency of the top three kept him just in fourth place. John Codner showed excellent speed to finish third with Roy McLean from Strathclyde in second overall with no result outside the top three. Howard Astley-Jones clinched the title of EPS National Champion with two race wins on the last day.

An excellent event which was enjoyed by all competitors with thanks to the hospitality of Burton Sailing Club.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubPts
1st 259 Howard Astley-Jones Milton Keynes SC 
2nd 225 Roy McLean Strathclyde Loch SC 10 
3rd 127 John Cordner Whitefriars 15 
4th 135 Simon Bates Dee SC 16 
5th 303 Rob Dangerfield Llangorse SC 18 
6th 188 Peter Card Llangorse SC 19 
7th 116 Graham Trott Llangorse SC 23 
8th 106 Robert Sigmer Loch Ard SC 26 
9th 297 Martyn Gardner Llangorse SC 35 
10th 180 Claire Ellis Llangorse SC 35 

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