Wind Havoc

Rescue boat driver Jack Browne was kept busy at Ely Sailing Club s Halloween Handicap races, with more than 20 capsizes recorded. Club members had been waiting for a month for some wind, which arrived in force on Sunday. Only six helms ventured out for th

Rescue boat driver Jack Browne was kept busy at Ely Sailing Club's Halloween Handicap races, with more than 20 capsizes recorded.

Club members had been waiting for a month for some wind, which arrived in force on Sunday.

Only six helms ventured out for the three races.

Simon Leeks, in his Solo, was the only competitor to stay dry and he took line honours in every race to finish first. Second overall was Gary Ungless, who despite capsizes in the first race, finished second in every race in his Solo.


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Eric Christan decided to reef the sail of his Comet after his first-race capsize and went on to finish third in every race on corrected time.

Vice commodore Niall Pearcey presented the Halloween novelties to the competitors.

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n Ely Sailing Club's laying up supper and prize giving takes place in the Club House on November 10.

Members can reserve tickets by phoning Jill Sallis on 01353 662661.

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