Ely Sailing Club helms race to the finish

Action from a previous Ely Sailing Club event

Action from a previous Ely Sailing Club event - Credit: Archant

In a light south westerly breeze, three scheduled races were sailed at Roswell pits on Sunday.

Seven helms took part in the Personal Pursuit race in which the slower boats held their leading positions for the first lap.

Kirk Stamford in his topper overtook the laser bug sailors but the Solo sailors then overtook him.

Gary Ungless took line honours and Simon Loach came second with Kirk maintaining his third place.

Two handicap races which are part of the Page Summer series followed.


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John Wells in his laser lead the fleet for the whole race but on corrected time was reduced to third.

Simon Leeks was 19 seconds ahead of Gary Ungless who was 19 seconds ahead of John Wells and Simon Loach was forth, four seconds behind John.

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In the third race John Wells again lost his line honours to Gary Ungless and Simon Leeks who tied for second place on corrected time.

This year Ely Sailing Club is celebrating its 70th anniversary and a special series of races will commence on Sunday at 11am.

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