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1 Sep 2016

Peter Vinton scoops CVRDA Nationals top title

CVRDA Nationals - Peter Vinton takes top spot!

Congratulations to Staunton's Peter Vinton who sailed his Fairey Finn to take the top spot in the CVRDA nationals at Hunts sailing club at the end of August.  

The race was closely fought as he sat tied on points with a Shelley Moth after five races. This made for a great final race - whoever came out on top in the final, non discardable pursuit would win the event!

Starting after the Moth, Peter had caught up behind the Moth and a Firefly with 10 minutes to go, but in the light breeze there didn't seem any way to get past.  But then the breeze picked up a little, the Moth tacked to cover the Firefly and Peter went the other way, kept the breeze and was through.  The close racing proved the effectiveness of the CVRDA handicap adjustments, allowing old boats which wouldn't be competitive otherwise to have really close racing.

Great result!