Charlie Wins Cadet Single Helm In His Topaz
Congratulations goes to Charlie Spence who won the Cadet Single Helm Race on Sunday 10 June. Six boats took part but unfortunately, right at the start, Cadet Vice Commodore Robert Gutteridge sailing a borrowed Laser had gear failure and was forced to retire. Cadet Sailing Secretary Emily Cossens, also sailing a Laser, didn't get a chance to really test her new XD pack as winds were a light force two onshore but she sailed a clean course. Ben Richardson was the only Topper in the race and he showed his sailing skills as he slipped around the course but couldn't, on handicap, beat Cadet Commodore in his Contender. The two Topazes racing were helmed by Charlie Spence and Cadet Rear Commodore Aaron Baker but Charlie made his boat just fly round the course, staying focused all the time, and pulled away from Aaron sufficiently to not only be the leading Topaz but to win the race overall.
Whilst the race was on there were several other Gunfleet Cadets and Otters out on the water in Toppers and Topazes just having a relaxing sail.