As the competitors assembled in the boat park on the final day, they were greeted by a strong North Easterly breeze, rain and cold temperatures.

The race officer made the decision to only run a single race, allow for a second discard.

The fleet launched into an 18 to 22 knot breeze and a huge sea for what was an excellent race. It was clear that the teams with the “larger” crews had an advantage with Quirk/Needham taking the win followed by Boite/Fountaine and Holt/Woelfel rounding out the podium.

This left Holt/Woelfel as the deserving winners as they continued their unbeaten streak. Boite/Fountaine were second and Batchelor/Pascoe third.

A huge thanks to all at Whitstable Yacht Club for their amazing hospitality and for providing the Race and Safety teams.

Another huge thanks must go out to H.A Briddon Ltd. who very generously sponsored the event and allowed for all the free beer!

Pos Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Pts
1 USA9072 Mike Holt Rob Woelfel Santa Cruz YC 2 -3 2 1 1 2 -4 3 11
2 FRA 9175 Philippe Boite Fountaine CVSQ (DNC) -9 1 2 6 4 1 2 16
3 9203 Nathan Bachelor Sam Pascoe Tynemouth SC -8 1 4 5 4 1 2 -6 17
4 AUS 9134 Michael Quirk Tim Needham RPEYC 4 6 -7 3 2 -14 5 1 21
5 9190 Ian Pinnell Alex Davies Northampton 3 -7 -8 6 3 6 6 7 31
6 9085 Charlie Walters Dougal Cram 7 4 3 7 8 3 -9 -10 32
7 9124 Terry Scutcher Christian Diebitsch 5 2 -10 8 9 -17 8 4 36
8 9177 Tom Gillard Harry Briddon Sheffield Viking SC/Ogston SC 1 -16 5 15 -17 5 3 8 37
9 9180 Mark Upton-Brown Ian Mitchell Bosham SC & Hayling Island SC 6 8 -16 10 5 -11 11 5 45
10 8963 Martin Hodgson A Miles Stone SC 10 5 11 12 -16 9 7 (DNC) 54
11 9093 Ben Ilffe Simon Briddon Ogsbon SC/DWSC 11 -17 -24 4 12 8 16 15 66
12 9178 Chris Lewns Jack Kilburn Whitstable Yacht Club 16 13 6 9 10 13 -17 -20 67
13 8991 Nicholas Meadow James Read Guernsey Yacht Club -17 (DNF) 13 13 7 7 14 13 67
14 8905