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National 12 Open at Twickenham Yacht Club

by Ben Deverson 2 Oct 2000 18:12 BST

At Twickenham YC on Sunday 3 Twickenham Twelve's were joined by 5 visiting boats, from Henley, Ranelagh and Burghfield to form a fleet of 8.

The first start was delayed, while as the mist burned away and the competitors waited for the wind to start its random manoeuvres. John and Katy Meadowcroft, closely followed by David and Rosemary Croft managed to make best use of the little wind, nearly lapping the entire fleet, as they finished. John and Mandy Thornton, led the remainder of the fleet, by half a lap as the remainder closely contested the remaining positions, Ben and George Deverson sailing through 2 positions to fourth at the line.

The wind improved slightly for the second race, but John and Katy again led the fleet, this time followed closely by Bim Daser and Sarah Edwards. David and Rosemary fought it out with John and Mandy for a close follow-up, whist the remainder of the fleet, once again fought for the later positions.

The third race provided the most constant wind and this time David and Rosemary led the fleet with John and Mandy in hot pursuit. Ben and George Deverson managed to hold off John and Katy for the first lap and a half, but were unable to carry it to the finish. John and Mandy managed to edge past David and Rosemary at the finish to claim second overall.

Overall Results:

1st John and Katy Meadowcroft N3429 Fools Gold        (1,1,3)
2nd John and Mandy Thornton   N3393 GFFFFG            (3,4,1)
3rd David and Rosemary Croft  N2935 Close to the Edge (2,3,2)

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