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Blue Circle Sailing Club: 3rd and 4th June

14 Snipe crews gathered at Blue Circle Sailing Club on June 3-4-06 on the Club’s 50th anniversary for two days of tight racing, on the 140 acre lake near Cliffe, North Kent.

Winds never exceeded 10mph and on Saturday especially, the breeze was very shifty.

Race Officer Derrick crouch set a P shaped course and there was an extra premium gained from a good start as the crews beat up the narrowest stretch of the lake. Brian and Anne Gregory led for a few laps, before Mark Antonelli and Susan Robertson took the gun in the first race.

After lunch two races were sailed back to back and in the second race, Alan Williams and Liz Crouch posted their first of three wins, followed in by Iain and Richard Marshall, who in turn would post three second places in the regatta.

The third race was won by local crew Steve Roberts and Mike Kerr. Steve is a good amateur long distance runner and his victory demonstrated the breadth of his sporting ability.

On Sunday, the morning race had to be abandoned due to lack of wind, but after an early lunch the crews returned for two more back to back races which were won by Williams and Crouch.

RankSail NoClubHelm NameCrew NameTotal
1st GBR30316 Budworth SC Alan Williams Liz Crouch 5.25
2nd GBR29501 Maldon YC Iain Marshall Richard Marshall 9.00
3rd GBR30226 Budworth SC Mark Antonelli Susan Robertson 11.75
4th GBR29611 Blue Circle SC Steve Roberts Mike Kerr 13.75
5th GBR30315 Blue Circle SC Brian Gregory Anne Gregory 17.00
6th GBR29411 Blue Circle SC Richard Lambert Nicky Lambert 24.00
7th GBR27098 Budworth SC John Love Chris Surridge 25.00
8th GBR29303 Rutland SC Nick McGonigle Hannah McGonigle 26.00
9th GBR28451 Blue Circle SC Ian Gregory Paul Wilkes 33.00
10th GBR29164 Maldon YC Ian Knight Graham Hoy 35.00
11th GBR29538 Budworth SC Eric Paalman Emma Town 36.00
12th GBR21724 Blue Circle SC David Jones Luke Harvey 47.00
13th GBR29408 Blue Circle SC Peter Wibroe Debbie Cardens 50.00
14th GBR28276 Blue Circle SC Andrew Wibroe Ashlyn Gilham 53.00

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