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National 12 Burton Week 2014 at Pevensey Bay Sailing Club - Day 2

by Sophie Richards 25 Aug 2014 07:59 BST 23-26 August 2014

Normality seemed to have returned when Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne, won the first of the two races on Day 2 of Burton Week. Having led at the top mark, Graham and Zoe continued to extend their lead down the initial run and subsequent laps. Second place was tightly contested between John and Ollie Meadowcroft and previous race winners, Tom Stewart and Andrea Ralph. Ollie, aged 10, said that "The wind was great today; we could really concentrate on the race and bring out all of our tactics. I was surprised how well we did down the run and overall I really enjoyed it!"

First non-foilers were Sam Mettam and Emma Hivey coming 10th in their Numinous. In the vintage fleet Alex Pausey and Jacques Hunter stormed up the first beat only to eventually to lose out to Brian Kitching and Olivia Stodieck, who also won the vintage fleet in the second race of the day. In the Admirals Cup fleet Matt Reid and Emily Fardell put in an impressive performance in both races in their Freak Out to extend their lead in that fleet.

The South-Westerly breeze of 10-15 knots continued for race two, which saw the fleet split off. It was clear half way in to the beat that the right hand side was paying with Geoff and Amelia Camm, nearly reaching the beach for an ice-cream, but rounding the windward mark in first, with Christian and Sophie Day following in second. Christian and Sophie went right on the run and emerged in the lead at the leeward mark, followed by John and Ollie Meadowcroft. Christian and Sophie managed to hold on to the lead for the next lap but were eventually overhauled by Tom and Andrea who won the race. John and Ollie came in second, followed by Steve and Joanne Sallis. Nigel and Chris White sailing their Final Chapter design won the non-foiling fleet.

Results after Day 2: (top five)

1. Tom Stewart and Andrea Ralph
2. Steve and Joanne Sallis
3. Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne
4. William Warren and Sophie Mackley
5. John and Ollie Meadowcroft

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