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Matt Riley

2017 Travellers Series Round 8 - Results

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Eighteen skippers lined up at Watermead lakeside for the last of the 2017 Traveller events.


Wind was from the S.W. varying between 6-8mph and 12-14mph which made the choice of rig very challenging for all skippers. Sixteen races throughout the day saw many changes of rig and changes of fortunes for those who got it more right than wrong. Alex Cory quickly established himself at the top of the table with Tobi Laux always close behind. John Tushingham decided to sail his DF65 which performed very well but could just not get up front even in the hands of one of our top skippers. Alex took the top position with Tobi second and Roy Stevens third, for full results see here


As this was the last race of the season The RG65 UK Class Champion was calculated using results from all events with over 50 different skippers sailing throughout the year, this year’s Champion is John Tushingham. John is a worthy winner, and was applauded by all, Phil Holliday (last year’s winner) presented the trophy to John at the lakeside presentation. Alex's win on the day took him in to 2nd place overall with Tobi having to settle for third, full results here.


With lots of new boats and more and more “converts” as well as new skippers, the RG65 class is firmly established in UK an growing fast.


Looking forward to 2018 and beyond.


Thanks to all from your race secretary, Noel Donaldson (GBR 29)

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