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Sail 4 Cancer At The RS700 Nationals

14 July 2006

Sail 4 Cancer was proud to have the support of the RS 700 class at their National Championships in Eastbourne.  The enthusiasm to support Sail 4 Cancer was headed up by Ian Nolan, the RS representative for the class.

A very tired but happy fleet retired to the shore to pack up and reflect on a great championship before enjoying a traditional sandwich and a cup of tea before the Prizegiving which was this year lead by the Mayor of Eastbourne. The club was presented with a print from Day 1 of the championship signed by all of the competitors as a token of thanks for running such a fantastic event.

In the Silver fleet, a very popular winner was Stuart Riches who had found another gear for the championship and just took the title from a hard charging Alex Southon.

First Lady was Nicky Griffin, although we were all really impressed with how well Bonnie Moody had handled the boat her first event in the class.

  • First Junior – Ned McNulty
  • First Master – Pete Purkiss
  • The Merit Prize went to Mark Nicholson
  • Furthest traveller went to Achim Kreuzer from Hamburg

The raffle draw in support of the class’ adopted charity Sail 4 Cancer, was won by Griff Tanner who will receive a brand new spinnaker courtesy of Hyde. The class was able to raise over £800 which will be going directly to support the charity. Our thanks go to Hyde, LDC, FatFace and Dinghy Sailing Magazine for supporting us by donating prizes.

For anyone still not in the know, Ian Nolan will be carrying the flag for Sail 4 Cancer on the water as well as off with his newly branded ship.  We wish him luck for the rest of the season!

Sail 4 Cancer At The RS700 Nationals
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