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505 UK National Championship at Whitstable Yacht Club - Day 1

by Harry Briddon 27 Apr 2018 08:52 BST 26-29 April 2018

Whitstable Yacht Club welcomed a 30 boat fleet to their lovely town. The sun was shining and everyone was anxious due to the heavy wind forecast but the race officer went out, set a course and started the first race in 17-22 knots.

Gillard/Briddon were first to reach the windward mark after a close tussle with Holt/Woelfel up the first beat, followed by Pinnell/Davies and the very quick pack!

The front 5 were extremely close all the way round and finished within 100m of each other. Gillard/Briddon clinched 1st place followed by Holt/Woelfel & Pinnell/Davies.

The next race sequence started but subsequently canned due to a 33 knot squall and a falling tide.

Great close racing had by all the fleet and looking forward to Day 2!

Day 2 updates to follow with 4 races scheduled.

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