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Gibson Retains 10R Crown @datchet

Phew
For those 10R skippers who did not enter this event you missed a master class of sailing by the UK top skippers. 26 races were completed over Saturday (17) and Sunday (9). The wind on Saturday was strong and gusting but top suits were what the majority of skippers used. On Sunday we had to wait for the wind to fill in later in the morning which was shifty at times. On both days a break for lunch minimum 1 hour for rest a relaxation in the club café was enjoyed by all.
Dave Andrews enjoyed the racing and completed all 26 races. The course used was the long club course using the north pontoon, slipway and car park as control area with a windward leeward course the leeward was a gate in front of the beech area and the windward mark and spreader were inline the end of the pontoon.
Cars were parked with at least 3 metres from the handrail and wall to allow unobstructed walk access along the course. The races were organised in blocks of 2 for the first two races then 3 back to back to allow good management of the races.
Brad Gibson show his ability by winning and retaining his 10R national crown with his much modified Trance, Graham Bantock sailing his Diamond was second and Third was Dave Andrews beating Hugh McAdoo by 5 points.
Great weekends racing at a great venue in a friendly competitive spirit
Well Done all for providing excellent demonstration of sportsmanship and competitive racing
full results belowmya-10r-nationals

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