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Clevedon Sailing Club Autumn Trophy

by Martin Gibson 26 Oct 2020 09:24 GMT 25 October 2020
Clevedon SC Autumn Trophy © Martin Gibson

This year's Autumn Trophy took place on Sunday 25th Oct and was a 'members only' event due to the Covid situation. There was plenty of wind, albeit in a shifty southerly direction, sunshine at times, showers and dramatic skies. A race course was set in bay with lots of fast reaching legs and gybes which proved a challenge to some of the sailors.

After a clean start Robin Goff and Rhys Davis battled it out at the front of the fleet. Davis took better advantage of the wind shifts to establish a small lead which he held to the end of the race. Not too far behind Stuart Turner sailing a borrowed Solo vied with Trevor Baker until Baker omitted a mark of the course to find himself briefly up with the leaders; he was disqualified. Towards the end of the race the wind strength increased and there were lots of capsizes by the following Lasers of Martin White and Geoff Langdon.

Race 2 was much shorter with Goff and Davis again taking the leading positions but this time Goff had the upper hand. Bringing up the rear the Feva of Rachael Elliott and Amy Turner was greatly disadvantaged by its' lack of reaching performance but doggedly carried on to finish last except the commodore.

Overall Results: (top three)

1st Robin Goff (Laser)
2nd Rhys Davis (Laser)
3rd Stuart Turner (Solo)

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