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PSP Southampton Boat Show

UK National Champions Piggot & Garka won the the Hydropool Tornado Speed Sailing

mercredi 28 septembre 2011Redaction SSS [Source RP]

Set directly off the impressive marina pontoons of the boat show, the Hydropool Tornado fleet raced four races over a 100 metre windward/leeward course. The speed sailing format provides fast turn around crash and burn racing, with two minute start sequences immediately after the finish of the previous race, and no discards allowed !

Day one was fun but day two bought more action for the crowds who flocked to see the high performance Tornado catamaran racing at its best.

The sailors woke up to stronger winds across the Solent with up to 20knots for the 8 teams hoping to get as many races as possible into a one hour time slot.

There was time for 5 races which provided close racing for the spectators watching from the marina pontoons, the gusty conditions generated many oohs and aahs from the shore with lots of near misses and fast manoeuvres. The short race course lead to plenty of changes in positions throughout the races where one wrong move or slow gybe took the sailors from first to last.

It was current UK National Champions Grant Piggot and Robby Jon Garka who came out on top of the results board with an impressive 5 race wins on Sunday. They were closely followed by Tim Neale, a new edition to the Tornado fleet who ditched his Capricorn F18 for the weekend. In 3rd place was Phil Marks with consistent results throughout the series.

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- Press info Andrew Dowley

Full Results

  • 1. Grant Piggott & Robby Jon Garka
  • 2. Tim Neale & Chris/Douggie
  • 3. Phil Marks & Harvey/Martin
  • 4. Lee Harrison & Andrew Dowley
  • 5. Ron Price & Amy/Nev
  • 6. Rich Thoroughgood & Roselle Farr
  • 7. Phil Goddard & Simon Dean
  • 8. Ned Neave & Erica Neave

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