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Granta and Cam Cups at Paxton Lakes Sailing Club

by Rodney Bryant 25 May 2005 10:10 BST 22 May 2005

A fair day with a good south-westerly breeze greeted competitors for the Cam Sailing Club's annual meeting for the handsome Granta and Cam Cups held at Paxton Lakes S.C. on May 22nd. These trophies are open to clubs in the local area and with yardsticks from 946 to 1386.

The morning race was for the Granta Cup. The sixteen entrants made a good start with the fleet being led away by Rick Benson of the Cam S.C. closely followed by the Lasers of Dave Parker also from Cam and Dave Conway of the home club. Eventually Dave Parker broke away and finished a good second to Rick Benson, with the Enterprise of Richard Bryant in close contention.

A different course was set for the afternoon race for the Cam Cup since the wind had backed more southerly. The fleet was led round the first mark by Kestrels from the home club, closely followed by Dave Parker and Richard Bryant. Dave Parker soon overtook the Kestrels to take a good lead, with Rick Benson coming through the fleet to lie second. Towards the end of the race Rick Benson caught up and briefly overtook Dave, but was soon relegated again to second place on the water. There was a good battle on the water between the Kestrels and the Enterprise of Richard Bryant. Towards the end of the race S Brown came storming up through the fleet in his new Solo very nearly overtaking Rick Benson on handicap.

Overall Results:

Granta Cup
1st Rick Benson, Laser 149737 (Cam S.C.)
2nd Dave Parker, Laser 166770 (Cam S.C.)
3rd D. Conway, Laser 165680 Paxton (Lakes S.C.)
4th Richard Bryant & Mike Phillips, Enterprise 20114 (Cam S.C.)

Cam Cup
1st Dave Parker, Laser 166770 (Cam S.C.)
2nd Rick Benson, Laser 149737 (Cam S.C.)
3rd S. Brown, Solo 4285 Paxton (Lakes S.C.)
4th Richard Bryant & Mike Phillips, Enterprise 20114 (Cam S.C.)

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