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Henry Johnson Memorial Trophy 2019: Results and Race Report (IOM)

Six club members plus John Richmond from the Chelmsford club turned out for the 2019 Henry Johnson Memorial trophy event at Clayton Hill on Sunday 26 May. The wind was of the promised/forecast strength and direction but with a lot of variation in direction, often in a very short time scale.

Keith excelled in handling the conditions, set the standard in the first half dozen races, won almost half of the races and won the event by a clear margin. The next three places were closely fought between Martin, John and Norman.  John won 5 races but had some much poorer scores that he could not discard.

Martin had only a couple of wins but by placing consistently a bit lower than John in others, finished up a couple of points ahead to take second place. Norman also managed a couple of wins  but discarded most of his poor scores to match John on points but by virtue of his 5 wins John took 3rd spot with Norman in 4th.

Henry’s partner Jean presenting the trophy to Keith Tindall

The rest of the scores climbed steeply though Derek managed a win and three seconds and Nick got a couple of seconds. The less is said about the remaining competitor the better!

We were a little fearful that weed may play a part as though it doesn’t seem to have grown a lot yet, the birds do drag it up for us to collect on our keels.  Fortunately only Nick and I found it and only a couple of time between us.

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