Spooky sailors battle for Halloween prizes

Halloween fund at Ely Sailing Club


THE sailing season came to a gentle conclusion on Sunday with three handicap races for Halloween prizes.

Eight helms took part in the morning race but even though Greg and Jordan Williams had line honours they were relegated to third place on corrected time. Gary Ungless in his solo beat them by 49 seconds. Third were Paul Barber and Lesley Maw in another enterprise.

The fleet had grown to 12 for the afternoon races and Gary Ungless again won the race, followed by three enterprises.

In the fourth race, Gary chose not to compete as he had won the event. Gerald Copsey crewed by Marie Brown lead the fleet for the whole race but was relegated to second by 32 seconds by Eric Christan in his comet.

Last weekend there was a topper class open meeting at the club’s home at Roswell Waters, but unfortunately only one visitor arrived, as there were too many other open events on offer.

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It turned out to be a battle for supremacy between the Jacks. Jack Knight won the first race and Jack Cammann the second. This meant the winner of the final race would win the day. The honours went to Jack Knight, followed by Jack Cammann. Jamie Cammann was third and the visitor Alex Clarke from Brightlingsea S.C. fourth.

The winner of the fancy dress competition was judged to be Greg Williams as he was the only man in make up. A special prize went to Daniel Knight as he was the best dressed non sailor on the day.

The club’s annual laying up supper and prize giving will take place at the Maltings on Saturday November, 13.