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Harry Pynn & Gemma Cook win the 2020 Lark Travellers' Series

by Nigel Hufton 1 Dec 2020 07:05 GMT
Harry Pynn & Gemma Cook © Gareth Fudge /

In a year of cancelled events, they managed to hunt down those allowed to happen, showing their versatility by winning a pre-Covid Northampton, and post-lockdown Salcombe and Frensham Opens. As the name 'Travellers' Trophy' suggests, they had to travel to get it!

They win the coveted Belle Isle Trophy, past winners of which is a 'Who's Who?' of top Lark sailors. Amazingly, Harry wins it for only the first time, having been runner-up in 2010 and in the Top 10 a dozen times. Hopefully, it will be presented at the Lark Nationals 2021.

Dan Watson also racked up the miles - and showed his great ability to do well with various crews - by finishing runner-up. Talented youths Sam Bailey & Finlay Morgan completed the podium, edging out last year's winners Neil & Sue Firth.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubWinters 2019SalcombeFensham PondSouth StaffsPts
1st2520Harry PynnGemma cookWaldringfield111(DNC)3
2nd2531Dan WatsonvariousWaldringfield536(DNC)14
3rd2468Samuel BaileyFinlay MorganSouth Staffs(DNC)DNC3530
4th2537Neil FirthSue FirthBanbury4(DNC)7DNC33
5th2443Simon CoxHannah CarruthersWaldringfield2(DNC)10DNC34
6th2530Chris EllisJudith YoungFrensham Pond6(DNC)8DNC36
7th2502Steve ChattenRobbie Stewart (DNC)411DNC37
DNQ2495Stuart HydonN HydonShustoke(DNC)DNCDNC145
DNQ253Chris WhiteNic WhiteSouth Staffs(DNC)DNCDNC246
DNQ2527Tim FellsJoanna FellsSalcombe(DNC)2DNCDNC46
DNQ2538Nigel HuftonMatt WoodFrensham Pond(DNC)DNC2DNC46
DNQ2496Steve CumleyEluned Stewart 3(DNC)DNCDNC47
DNQ2523Ed BradburnS NorburySouth Staffs(DNC)DNCDNC347
DNQ2529J GossM SeniorSouth Staffs(DNC)DNCDNC448
DNQ2492James StewartRoger GilbertNetley(DNC)DNC4DNC48
DNQ2528John BrickwoodVicky BrickwoodNetley(DNC)DNC5DNC49
DNQ2467K SuggitG SuggitBarnt Green(DNC)DNCDNC650
DNQ2379Bridgitte NeeSarah McEwanFrensham Pond(DNC)DNC9DNC53
DNQ2472Toby SlumpFiona NeeFrensham Pond(DNC)DNC12DNC56
DNQ12Phil WhitneyLynda WilliamsFrensham Pond(DNC)DNC13DNC57
DNQ252Ian BrownFelicity BrownFrensham Pond(DNC)DNC14DNC58

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