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Hamble One Design Championships for J/70, J/80 and SB20

The final half of the Hamble One Design Championships, where the J/70s and J/80s were joined by the SB20 class.

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A total of 14 races were sailed over the two weekends, giving the J/boats three discards to play with.

Sunday’s exhilarating conditions gave competitors and race teams alike a grandstand view of some exciting sailing.

To demonstrate how close the racing was, eight boats won races in the 14-race series.

At the end of the weekend, it was Mark Lees and crew on Just4sale that topped the 20-strong J/70 class.

They didn’t have it all their own way, however, with boats snapping at their heels.

Simon Cavey’s Just4play finished second overall, with Patrick Liardet and crew on Cosmic in third place.

The J80 class was dominated by Jon Powell and crew on Betty, who cleaned up, winning 6 of the 7 races this weekend and 11 over the series.

Second overall was Terence O Neill on Aqua J, with Michael Lewis and crew on Jester in third.

The weekend was the last event of the SB20 Traveller Series, and featured some close racing, with one point separating first and second overall.

After a tight weekend of racing, it was Tom Clay’s Whyaduck that beat Charles Sheppard’s Shark, with Neville Askew’s unnamed SB20 in third place.

But it was Sheppard’s Shark that took the trophy for the traveller series overall.

Thanks to all competitors and the volunteers who run the racing - and we look forward to seeing you all next year for some more close and exciting racing.

Results are at available at www.hamblewinterseries.com

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Ben Meakins
25 October 2016 19:44 GMT


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