Speed Sails win Merlin Salcombe week.
It was a battle between the 2 Speed sailmakers. In the end Chris came out on top and claimed his first Merlin Rocket Salcombe week title with Andy finishing 3rd overall. Both Chris, sailing with Will Warren, and Andy, crewed by Ellie Bremer, scored 3 wins a piece from their 6 races. However, Andy was left counting the cost of a broken mast while in 2nd in race 1 as it meant he had to count a 6th from a very shift final day. Chris was able to discard his 6th and, along with a 2nd in the penultimate race, a 3rd in the final race was enough to seal victory overall.
This was Speed Sails 3rd Salcombe week title in a row following victories for Roger Gilbert & Matt Mee in 2007 and Andy & Ellie last year. This august both Andy and Chris will also be out to make it 3 in a row at the Nationals and continue Speed Sails winning ways in the Merlin Rocket fleet.
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Flying 15 Nationals
Following on from Salcombe, Andy headed straight up to Abersoch for the Flying 15 Nationals. Despite not having sailed the boat before, and never having sailed with his crew, they finished 8th overall and scored in a 2nd in the final race as time in the boat started to show. New Speed Sails recruit Andy Farmer was sailing with Andy and is an experienced Flying 15 sailor. He was impressed with how well the sails performed across the conditions and ended the event rueing a lack of time in the boat together which he felt prevented a much higher finish.
The latest feedback from the Nationals development of the Speed Flying 15 sails is ongoing helping to ensure the latest Speed designs will be at the front of the fleet whatever the class decide on the new sail proposals.
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Will Gulliver and Steve Graham have won the Albacore Nationals using a Speed Albacore with Chris Turner and Simon MAguire also finishing 3rd. Will and Steve just edged a close battle with Americans Barney Harris & Dave Byron to win the Nationals on countback. Racing continues all this week with results now counting towards the Internationals title. After yesterday Speed boats were in 1st, 3rd and 5th overall.