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Bosun Open at Greenwich Yacht Club

by Sarah Mees 5 Jul 2005 12:49 BST 3 July 2005
Action from the Bosun open at Greenwich © Sarah Mees

11 Bosuns raced at Greenwich Yacht Club on Sunday 3rd July 2005 for the first of an annual open event organized by Erith and Greenwich Yacht Clubs. The event will alternate betweeen the clubs and the 2006 race will be at Erith, all Bosuns are welcome.

The competitors completed two back-to-back races in light winds, with a triangular course that was reversed for the second race, thus taking advantage of the tidal Thames.

Race 1 was dominated by Bosun 2099 (Greenwich YC) -leaving the rest of the pack behind by several minutes. Otherwise the racing was very close with Richard Banner and Shane Butcher from Erith YC taking second place.

Race 2 saw a few crews over the line which gave George and Sarah Mees (Erith YC) the lead, Bosun 3, chased them relentlessly to the finish.

There was some friendly shouting between all crews and a lively prizegiving afterwards. The results were based on aggregate times of both races.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClub
1st 2332   George Mees Sarah Mees Erith YC
2nd 2099 Blackwall Rebecca Scott Terry Naude Greenwich YC
3rd 2333   Richard Banner Shane Butcher Erith YC
4th 7 Limehouse Steve Wilson D Purkiss Greenwich YC
5th 1   Brian Harrison A Ryder Greenwich YC

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