Round 6 saw the D-Zero fleet head off to Queen Mary SC to take part in, what is a bucket list event for many sailors, the Bloody Mary pursuit. The conditions did not favour us with a building breeze favouring the faster boats on the whole. This, along with a congested racecourse, made it difficult to make progress. The comments from all the participants was that they all had a good day sailing though.
So in the overall standings David Summerville has slipped to 4th with Ian Morgan climbing up to 6th. Davids campaign appears to be at an end as he is now out of the country until late February meaning he is certain to cede his overall position to Ian who is going to be at the Tiger Trophy in February. The class still has 4 boats in the top 20 overall which is a great showing and is not matched by any other class. With 1 event to go those that are just outside the top 20 could make it back in. For the full overall standings click here.
In the top class series the we have slipped to second place, largely due to a very good showing by the Laser class at the Bloody Mary. They are still catchable though and with a good D-Zero entry at the Tiger we can easily regain top spot and bragging rights! For the overall class standings click here.
In the Harken Youth Award Tom Southwell maintains his lead but the chasing pack of Eleanor Craig and Nick Devereux are both capable of pipping Tom to the top spot. Tom will need to show his early series form in order to clinch the Youth Award top spot this year. For the full Youth Award standings click here.
Finally a short mention of the Trident Top Club award where Hill Head SC are currently lying second by a margin of just 15 points going in to the last round. This is largely due to the efforts of Ian and Tom who have both put a lot of miles under their belts. Hopefully they can overcome the deficit with a good showing in the last round. For the full Top Club standings click here.