Philip earns overall win at Burwain event

Ed Storey takes the first race from Philip David
Ed Storey takes the first race from Philip David

Burwain Sailing Club hosted the first of the new Gul sponsored National Series events recently.

The event was attended by many of the stalwarts of National 12 sailing in the north.

Nine boats took to the water for the first race, which was closely-fought, ending with Ed Storey, crewed by young son Tom in his Feeling Foolish Elise, cross the line in front of Philip David, crewed by Caroline Clarke.

The second race saw Philip and Caroline securing a victory, with Chris Day and Sophie Richards second and Ed and Tom in third.

This set things up for a tense final race, with a number of potential overall winners.

The leading four boats remained close throughout, however Philip and Caroline secured another win and the event overall.

In the vintage section, Howard Chadwick, crewed by Helen Nicholson, took the overall victory.