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Quarter Ton Cup off to Flying Start

Louise Morton’s Bullet took three race wins for the overall lead on day 1

Morton’s 1978 Fauroux designed Bullet had three race wins and a seventh to give her a three-point overall lead on day 1.

Bullet leads from Julian Metherell’s 1979 Fauroux designed Bullit, which was victorious in the final race of the day.

Bullit is on equal points with Sam Laidlaw’s Rolf Vrolik designed Aquila, who sits third overall on countback.

The opening day of the 2018 Revival Quarter Ton Cup Regatta, being held off Cowes from 20 to 22 June, got off to a flying start with four cracking races in a steady west-south-westerly breeze of 12-18 knots.

The final race of the day brought slightly lighter conditions and saw Bullet miss her step for the first time in the series.

Bullit took full advantage of Bullet’s misfortunes and stormed home to victory from Blackfun with Aquila third, just one second ahead of Pierre Paris’s 1979 Fauroux designed Penguin Playboy.

Rankings after day 1 and four races

In the Corinthian Competition for all amateur crews six teams are vying for the victor’s laurels.

Pinquin Playboy currently leads Robbie Stewart’s Hellaby, which was designed by Laurie Davidson and finished second to Bullit in the 1980 Quarter Ton Cup in Auckland, by five points with Edward White’s 1979 Jezequel designed Joker in third.

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