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13 May 2005, 11:45 am
The Halfway Mark
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Angostura Tobago Sailweek 2005
Crown Pont Beach, Tobago

At the halfway stage of Tobago Sailweek and the winds continued to blow a steady 15-20 knots from the south east, a pleasant comfort in the high 80's ambient temperature.
Some 17 crews from Great Britain, mostly racing in the Charter Class are enjoying the intense activity both on the water. Other countries represented at the Sailweek include the USA, Barbados, the Netherlands and of course Trinidad.

On the water in the Racing Class, perhaps the biggest surprise is that Les CROUCH's (TRI) Storm, a Riechel Pugh 44, is not leading overall, that honour is presently being contested by Enzyme, Paul SOLOMON's Henderson 35 and Blazin a Beneteau First 10m of Peter BURKE (TRI).

In third is Michael ROSTANT's Mumm36, High Tension Lucozade, with Storm in fourth. Regular on the Solent circuit, Tony MACK, sailing Team McFly, is presently lying fifth.

In the Cruiser Racer Class, two boats hold the lead: Rapajam, Ralph JOHNSTON's Beneteau 53 and Jerome MCQUILKEN's Wayward. Leading the cruising class fleet is the Santa Cruz70, Hotel California, owned by Steve SCHMIDT (USA), followed by Lloyd DE ROCHE's (TRI) Nirvana.

The Charter Class is led by Annie T, skippered by Colin RUDGE. In joint second, David ANDREWS' Team 1955 are tied with Galasminda, skippered by R LEE. Robert THOMSON and his team are in fourth.

Finally in the comfort cruising class, Alexa skippered by Paul DALE (GBR) leads from Andre MULDER's (NED) De Rob and Pegasus, helmed by David LIHOU (GBR).

Steve Arkley (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Racing Class leader, Enzyme:© Steve Arkley
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