Sailing: Eighteen boats compete for Jamie Butcher Memorial Trophy

PUBLISHED: 11:56 12 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:56 12 October 2015

Action from Ely Sailing Club

Action from Ely Sailing Club


Eighteen single handed boats competed for the Jamie Butcher Memorial Trophy at Roswell Waters on Sunday.

The race, which is the club’s annual charity event, donated funds raised to Asthma U.K.

There were many incidents due to the sheer amount of boats on the start line and by the time those responsible had completed their penalty turns they had a lot of catching up to do. Incidents also occurred when too many boats arrived at a turning mark.

Simon Leeks continued his fine form and took home the trophy once all of the day’s results were in.

Race One: 1. Gary Ungless (Solo) 2. Simon Leeks (Solo) 3. Alan White (Solo) 4. Chandler Stamford (Laser) 5. John Wells (Laser)

Race Two: 1. Simon Leeks. 2. Chandler Stamford. 3. John Wells. 4. Gary Ungless 5. Alayne Seymour (Laser)

Race Three: 1. Simon Leeks. 2. Chandler Stamford. 3. Gary Ungless.4. Steve Board (Wayfarer) 5. Alan White.

With competitors counting their best two results, Simon Leeks was the winner with 2 points, Gary Ungless was second with 3 points, third place was Chandler Stamford with 4 points and fourth was John Wells finishing on 8 points.

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