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Boss Open Meeting at Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club

by Chris Gandy 20 Jun 2002 13:58 BST

15th/16th June

The Boss fleet arrived at Eastbourne to be greeted by a moderate wind and sunshine.

The first race was won by Gandy/Randall after passing Dixon/Davies who suffered gear failure whilst in first place. In the second race Dixon had it all his own way whilst behind, the pairing of Hyde/Smith passed Gandy after he fell out of the back of the boat only to be overtaken on the last spinnaker drop when they went trawling. Third race of the day was another win for Dixon, with Gandy following home for second.

The evenings entertainment was the usual heady Boss mix of Curry and Beer whilst accompanied by the pre-recorded highlights of England v Denmark. Another night to remember….

The sun soon broke through on the second day and gave us some of the best sailing conditions for a long time. The day opened with a win for Gandy after Dixon’s main halyard snapped on the start line. The second race saw Dixon at the front again with Gandy retiring to replace a broken tiller extension. This let through the twins on Boss 755 to take a well-earned second place. The third race was sailed in lighter conditions with Dixon taking his final bullet of the series from Gandy.

Our thanks go to Eastbourne Sovereign for a very enjoyable weekend with excellent racing. We hope to see more Boss sailors at the next event, which is the Nationals at Highcliffe SC.

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