Press Release 27/06/2018
Royal Windermere Yacht Club Dinghy Takes ‘Silver’ in
UK’s RS100 Summer Championships
Sailing performance of the week goes to the Royal Windermere Yacht Club’s Robert Richardson who took second place overall in the Rooster RS 100 Summer Championships in Poole, Dorset.
Hosted by Parkstone Yacht Club (Poole), the Rooster RS Summer Championships consist of four very challenging races. Robert Richardson came first in two races, third in one race and fourth in another. This gave him an overall second place, just one point behind the winner.
Adding to the weekend’s success in this significant UK Championships, the Royal Windermere Yacht Club’s Nick Heather came fourth overall and John Richardson (Robert’s father) came fifth overall.
[ Robert Richardson at the helm of his RS100]
Meanwhile, back on Windermere there was keen competition in the Thursday night Dinghy Handicap race, with John Pawson taking first place and Amanda Wilson taking second. Both sail GP14s, the result may yet change following a ‘protest hearing’ over a port/starboard tacking dispute which is scheduled for later this month, so watch this space!
With the continued glorious weather over the past weekend, albeit with lighter breezes than recently, the Flying Fifteen fleet was as busy as ever sailing one race on Saturday and two races on Sunday. John Walter in ‘No Illusions’ took the first place in both Saturday’s race and in Sunday’s first race, while Sunday’s second race was won by Frank Kelly in his ‘Factor Fifteen’.
Saturday’s 17 Foot Class race, which was also the Fraser Trophy Race, saw yet another win by Nigel Tullett, as always on good form in ‘Chameleon’. He is also now in the lead in the overall 17 Foot series, with Graham Murray in ‘Fathom’ in overall second place.