One lap later, and unable to be in the three places at once necessary to cover all their closest competitors they were third! By the end of the race it was 14 veterans James FAWCETT and Bruce GRANT, who finished fifth in the race and did enough to take overall victory. Neil UPTON-BROWN and Ian MITCHELL beat Carveth and Murphy into third place by a single point.
Fawcett and Grant sailed an intelligent and consistent series and were deserved winners by the end of the week.
57 boats from four nations took part in the event, a useful practice for the forthcoming World Championship in Japan, and one that included the prestigious Prince of Wales Trophy, won by Rob GREENHALGH on Tuesday.
Full results are available on the event website at the address below. In the meantime, here's a summary of the top ten.
|1||James Fawcett||Bruce Grant||HISC||1||7||3||2||3||7||5||21|
|2||Mark Upton-Brown||Ian Mitchell||HISC||9||1||4||4||1||13||7||26|
|3||Geoff Carveth||Adrian Murphy||HISC||4||2||15||9||2||1||9||27|
|4||Ian Pinnell||Sam Gardiner||HISC||62||4||1||3||7||8||8||31|
|5||Ian Teasdale||Mat Chapman||Beer||7||6||6||6||6||6||62||37|
|6||Richard Lovering||Richard Kent||HISC||3||62||12||13||10||2||6||46|
|7||Chris Turner||Peter Bagwell||Lyme Regis||18||62||8||1||4||15||4||50|
|8||Andy Fitzgerald||Al Clarke||Itchenor||2||9||14||11||9||12||15||57|
|9||Jonathon Pudney||John McKenna||Itchenor||24||8||7||10||5||10||20||60|
|10||Roderick Bridge||Douglas Pattison||Itchenor||17||12||10||8||14||4||32||65|