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Baker Challenge Cup at Shanklin Sailing Club

by Ian Bolton 8 Apr 2009 00:03 PDT 5 April 2009

Having missed out on the last four races due to lack of wind, Hope beach offered a fleet of thirteen Sprint 15s ready for the first cup race of the season.

The first race was for the Baker Cup and after a close start in light winds the finely tuned boat sailed by Keith Newnham, aptly named Old Gaffer Tape stretched to a convincing win. Erling Holmberg was second and Charlie Pierce stormed ahead of his dad to be placed third.

Baker Challenge Cup Results:

PosHelmSail NoPts
1stKeith Newnham11500.75
2ndErling Holmberg20072
3rdCharlie Pierce8343
4thGeoff Hewlett19534
5thAndrew Cavacuiti186314
5thBob Baker192614
5thChris Read64214
5thIan Bolton169814
5thJohn Shenton195614
5thPhill Davies199014
5thStuart Pierce181314
5thTim Benton127414
5thWill Baker170414

The second race on Sunday 5th April was the first in the Preston Points series. Chris Read in the sleigh began to show a star performance but struggled to get his boat to go about when the pressure was on and finished 6th Once more Keith Newnham claimed first, Geoff Howlett in his boat Polished Hulls came second, and John Shenton sailed consistently avoiding other competitors to finish third.

Preston Point Series Results: (after 1 race)

PosHelmSail NoR 1Pts
1stKeith Newnham11500.750.75
2ndGeoff Hewlett195322
3rdJohn Shenton195633
4thErling Holmberg200744
5thCharlie Pierce83455
6thChris Read64266
7thIan Bolton169877
8thStuart Pierce181388
9thAndrew Cavacuiti186399
10thBob Baker1926DNF13
10thPhill Davies1990DNF13
10thWill Baker1704DNF13

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