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Solent Sunbeam 95th Anniversary Regatta

The Itchenor SC Solent Sunbeam fleet celebrated 95 years on the water

Four races were completed over the two days and in the end, with three first places, Roger and Jacky Wickens and Tim Martell in Danny secured the overall Anniversary Regatta victory.

Query of Tim Hill, Jenny Yeates and Jacqui Evans was second overall, with third Penny of Julian Money, Richard and Sarah Pearson.

The first day of competition starting in cloudless skies and moderate 15-knot breezes which increased to 20 knots during the course of the day.

In the first race, Julian Money sailing V42 Penny raced into an early lead followed by Roger Wickens in V26 Danny. Danny, however, forged ahead.

Behind Penny, Tim Hill in V25 Query pipped V68 Sky on the finish line for third place.

In the second race there was some close racing between Danny and V18 Polly sailed by Nick Leach. These two had a good lead over the chasing pack and they finished first and second respectively.

The second day dawned windless but after some delay a light breeze emerged. With the tide ebbing this put a premium on fast downwind sailing and the marks consequently became fiercely contested.

Danny led from the first mark followed closely by Polly and these two maintained their positions until the end. Unfortunately for Polly she was disqualified for being over the line at the start, giving second place to Penny.

In the final race, Query and V14 Jabberwocky, sailed by Mike Weston, led from the first mark and kept their positions until the end.

Behind them, Danny and Polly had another close tussle but Danny prevailed in the end. The overall results were in doubt until the final leg of the last race, such was the closeness of the competition.

Solent Sunbeam - 95th Anniversary Regatta (19 entries)

1st. V26 – Danny – Roger and Jacky Wickens, Tim Martell
2nd. V25 – Query – Tim Hill, Jenny Yeates, Jacqui Evans
3rd. V42 – Penny – Julian Money, Richard and Sarah Pearson

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