Video highlights courtesy of Ian Morgan

On the 6th January 2018 the D-Zero Winter Series resumed at a new event on the calendar the King George Gallop. This event was a replacement for the much loved Bloody Mary which had to be cancelled due to very low water levels at Queen Mary sailing club.

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4 D-Zeros gathered on the start the. The usual suspects of Ian Morgan, Tom Southwell and Nigel Austin were joined by Queen Mary refugee Seb Prowse to do battle for class honours. The event was in the same format as the Bloody Mary in that it was a pursuit race so the start line was far from crowded but working hard for the entire races was definitely on the cards.

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After Ian and Tom nearly tripped over each other at the start they showed Seb and Nigel a clean pair of transoms. Ian managed to pull through to 20th at the finish put some distance between himself and Tom (32nd) at the finish. Seb (50th) got the better of Nigel (56th) in the class honours.

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So this means little has changed in the overall D-Zero Winter Series standings. Tom maintains a slim lead over Ian with Nigel just a couple of points back in 3rd. Seb moves to 4th having now done 2 events and could still do enough events to not count any DNC results if he goes to the Tiger Trophy and the Oxford Blue now that the Steve Nicholson Trophy is off the calendar due to low water levels at Pitsford reservoir.

You can find the full D-Zero Winter Series standings if you click here. With full results for the King George Gallop full if you click here.

In the GJW Direct/SailJuice Winter Series standings the D-Zero is currently sitting pretty with 3 boats in the top 10 (Nigel in 5th, Tom in 6th and Ian in 8th). You can view more about the GJW Direct/Sailjuice Winter Series bu clicking here.