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Sprint 15 Winter Series 2018-2019

by Bob Carter 19 Apr 2019 16:38 BST
Paul Grattage wins the Sprint 15 Winter Series 2018-2019 © Jon Pearse

Paul Grattage retained the Sprint 15 Winter Traveller Trophy for the fourth consecutive year in a winter series in which (contrary to last year) all events and all races were sailed.

Five events were run at Stewartby, Draycote, Thorpe Bay Rutland and Grafham, and winds were generally good to strong - with the exception of Rutland where winds were very light and fluky and it was amazing the Club managed to run all three races. Winds were strongest at Grafham where a force 4-6 westerly was the residue of storm Gareth. A 35 knot squall in the last race really tested the fleet.

Overall 41 sailors took part in the series but Grattage won it easily with an event to spare. Jenny Ball of Marconi was runner up and Stuart Snell was third.

The Summer Traveller Series has already started at Marconi on 6/7 April. The next event is at the Isle of Sheppey on 18/19 May.

Overall Winter Series Results:

1st Paul Grattage (Shanklin) 3 pts
2nd Jenny Ball (Marconi) 8 pts
3rd Stuart Snell (Grafham) 10 pts
4th Ed Tuite Dalton (Draycote) 17 pts
5th Jon Pearse (Marconi) 17 pts
6th Simon Hare (Oxford)
7th Nigel James (Marconi)
8th Derek James (Draycote)

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