Leeks dominates at opening meet

PUBLISHED: 10:23 06 April 2012

ELY Sailing Club’s season began quietly at the weekend, with the ever-impressive Simon Leeks dominating the opening race.

There was a small turnout at Roswell Waters and a pursuit race and two handicap races were sailed in the light northerly breeze. Leeks in his solo dominated the results and lent his boat to Gary Ungless in the last race, who won on handicap from Eric and Clare Christan in their enterprise.

On Saturday evening there was a launching social event commencing at Strikes Bowling Club in the city followed by a Chinese takeaway in the clubhouse. Six lanes were used and the lane winner on lane six was Jonathan Griffin, lane seven Simon Loach, lane eight Hannah Wilcox, lane 10 Charlie Bingham, lane 11 Steve Board and lane 12 Suzie Sallis. Hannah Wilcox was declared the overall winner with a score of 152.

On Sunday there will be Handicap racing for the Easter Egg Trophy starting at 11.30am.


Pursuit Race: 1. Simon Leeks. 2. Eric and Clare Christan. 3. Jack Knight and Molly Lee.

4. Graham Tory. 5. Charlie Bingham.

First handicap race: 1. Simon Leeks. 2. Eric and Clare Christan.. 3. Graham Tory. 4. Jack Knight and Molly Lee. 5. Charlie Bingham.

Second handicap race: 1. Gary Ungless. 2. Eric and Clare Christan.3. Graham Tory. 4. Jack Knight and Molly Lee.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard