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Tony Edwards sailed his upgraded PARADOX very consistently to win this magnificent silver trophy engraved with winners going back to the1950s. Poole Radio Yacht Club at their superb sailing water at Longham Lakes ran 16 good races in 7-14mph variable WNW winds.

12 competitors from the South-Western, Met and Southern and Eastern districts enjoyed some exciting racing in B or C rigs, plenty of fast planing on the downwind legs and tricky wind shifts on the beats. These wind shifts and the poor visibility of the windward mark made rounding it difficult. Despite the inevitable contacts, penalty turns were carried out without any outstanding protests.

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Thanks to Roger Stollery for the report, picture by  Andy Mciver.

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