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RS500s in the Harken RS End of Seasons Regatta at Rutland Sailing Club

by Maeve Hall 10 Nov 2022 17:43 GMT 5-6 November 2022
RS500 class podium in the Harken RS End of Seasons Regatta at Rutland © Paul North

Six RS500s travelled to Rutland Sailing Club for the Harken RS End of Seasons Regatta on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of November. The three races on Saturday had a strong breeze of 15 gusting 25 from the south, creating perfect RS500 conditions and the fleet enjoyed the flat water Rutland provided.

Tim and Heather Wilkins put on a dominant display to win all three races putting the rest of the fleet to shame. The rest of the fleet had a close battle with John Cooper and Andy Maw clinching second place, three boats tied for third place and the final boat only two points behind them.

Thomas Leather and Maeve Hall showed amazing speed when they went upside-down. Peter lock and Will Webb relished the conditions and held it against Nigel and Aaron Davis coming 4th in the overall results. The Endeavour Trophy went to Robin Leather and Sophie Wright who had the speed but lacked the finesse to negotiate the competition in the other races.

A great time was had by all and thanks must be given to Rutland Sailing Club, event sponsor Harken and National Tour sponsor Rooster.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st625Tim WilkinsHeather WilkinsGurnard SC1113
2nd610John CooperAndy MawBurghfield SC2226
3rd922Thomas LeatherMaeve HallGurnard SC36413
4th511Peter LockWill WebbSlaughden55313
5th920Nigel DavisAaron DavisDraycote Water SC44513
6th652Robin LeatherSophie WrightGurnard SC63615

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