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18 Contenders travelled to Brightlingsea for the 4th TT event of the year, including one visitor from Holland. 

Race 1 started in a force 2-3 and was led away by Martin Frary closely followed by John Browett and Gary Langdown, lots of place changing occurred with Gary’s superior downwind speed taking him to the front followed by Martin and John.

Race 2 was led away by John Browett closely followed by Martin Frary, these 2 pulled away in the weakening breeze. Martin eventually passing John with the fast finishing Rodger White in third. Race 3 was abandoned due to the fading breeze, leaving Martin Frary as the overnight leader.

Sunday arrived with a stronger breeze and some entertainment as the fixed rudder boats short tacked up the channel to the race area. Race 3 was initially led by Rodger White, with much place changing the final finishing order being Simon Mussell followed by Paul Ross and Gary Langdown in third.

In race 4 Simon and Paul continued there charge to the front with Mussell taking the win with Paul second and John Browett keeping his consistency in third.  

Going into the last race all the podium places were up for grabs, the main protagonists went right except John taking the left route, and the lead. He extended his lead to win, Simon and Gary climbed through the fleet eventually taking 2nd and 3rd. Simon’s 2nd giving him the overall series.

 

 

Pos     Sail No        Helm               Club           Pts

 1       2372        Simon Mussell      Highcliffe       8

 2        713        John Browett       Datchet          9

 3       2373        Gary Langdown      Highcliffe       12

 4        646        Martin Frary       Weston           13

 5        716        Paul Ross          Shotley          16

 6        613        Tony Burton        KGSC             19

 7       2314        Roger White        KGSC             21

 8        694        Chris Boshier      TBYC             33

 9   NED 1293        Evert Ben Van Veen WVB              36.5

10       1771        Alan Mollat        SandwichBay      38

11        708        Chris Bannister    BSC              41.5

12        470        Rupert Snow        TBYC             44

13       2359        Tony Cook          Downs            44

14        617        Richard Cooper     BSC              53

15        494        David Robertson    BSC              53

16        682        Ginge Lincoln      RNSA             54

17        441        Tim Grigsby        TBYC             70

18        303        Wayne Miller       TBYC             74

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