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CoastWaterSports 2014

Gull Open Meeting at Dorchester Sailing Club

by Martin Lewis 10 Oct 2002 08:32 BST

5th and 6th October 2002

Four visitors travelled to Dorchester to sail in fine warm conditions with winds from the north-west. The Saturday racing was dominated by Gordon Williams in a wooden Gull called Splinter. John Price in 2nd position, ex Gull National Champion, keeping Gordon Williams under pressure through out the day. The use of spinnakers allowed the lead boats to pull away. Honor Bennett 3rd just keeping ahead of Connie Bell 4th. Jerry Wright 5th and Katherine Bull helming her dads boat maintaining 6th position.

Sunday, the winds moved around to the north-east for race 4 with the windward mark close to the island. This time Jerry Wright with Honor Bennett in hot pursuit, pursued Gordon Williams. Katherine Bull and Mark Wyldore took a short cut through the woods and retired. Connie Bell just keeping ahead of Len Marsh. A welcome lunch was enjoyed, compliments of the Tiller Team.

The positions changed for race 5, with Len Marsh taken an early lead followed by Gordon Williams. By the next lap positions changed with Honor Bennett leading Gordon Williams and Len Marsh. Jerry Wright squeezes past Len Marsh to hold 3rd position. Honor Bennett wins followed by Gordon Williams and Jerry Wright.

Overall Results:

PosBoat TypeSail NoHelmCrewClub
1st Gull 2600 Gordon Williams Luke O'shea Horning / Dorchester 
2nd Gull  570 Honor Bennet Jim Thomas Tankerton SC 
3rd Gull 564 Jeremy Wright Louise Wright Dorchester 
4th Gull 1046 Connie Bell Clare Burnett Dorchester 
5th Gull 2358 Katharine Bull John Bull/Mark Wyldore West Oxford SC 

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