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Rooster & Zest RS400 Southern Tour at Starcross Yacht Club

by Annalise Nixon 10 Sep 06:03 BST 7 September 2019

The last event on the Rooster and Zest RS400 Southern Tour calendar for 2019 was a one-dayer event at Starcross Yacht Club in conjunction with the RS200 SW Ugly Tour.

We arrived via a train line bridge which barely fit the RS400 through, let alone Sean! We were welcomed to three windward-leeward races with a 8-12 knot northerly wind blowing down the river.

The sailing was based on being on the right side of frequently oscillating shifts, avoiding downwind RS200s and navigating the building outgoing tide. After getting tangled in a start line incident, Howard Farbrother and Lou Hosken took the overall win with two 1sts and a 3rd.

Sean Cleary and Annalise Nixon battled out second place with local favourites Richard Cain and Barney Dearsley, showing their local river knowledge and speed.

Big thank you to Starcross Yacht Club for hosting us, providing us with delicious pasties, great racing and gorgeous scenery. Full RS400 Rooster and Zest Southern Tour results and summary to follow!

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