Light and flukey winds greeted the competitors this morning but it did not dampen spirits or enthusiasm for the conclusion of the Bank Holiday Regatta of Burnham Week.
The Elites had their first start and got away well heading down river under kites to Clarks and Holliwell for two laps. As they got down to Clarks and rounded, the wind dropped and they had a taxing foul tide windward leg back up to Holliwell, allowing the fleet to get quite spread. Race five was won by Serious Moonlight, Richard Bavin with All the Gear, Neil Fulcher second. In their second race Serious Moonlight again took the bullet with Blind Squirrel Bill Blank second and Neil Fulcher’s All the Gear third. Overall Richard Bavin in Serious Moonlight took the weekend from Neil Fulcher in All the Gear and Blind Squirrel Bill Blank just a point behind in third.
The Squibs had another clean start and headed under kites to Pinto. Nic Tolhurst in What’s the Story rounded first just ahead of Dave Hyde and Stuart Mears in Sophie. After a really tough leg up to Rubber Ball for a starboard rounding, the fleet had spread vastly and five squibs were well clear of the fleet. Sophie rounded ahead of What’s the Story but on their second rounding of Pinto, Nic had managed to get back in front. Sophie sailed by Stuart Mears won with Spoof, Mickey Wright second, What’s the Story third and Lady Penelope fourth. Overall Spoof won….continue