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2 Apr 2015

Staunton Harold Sailing Club hosts Fireball and Scorpion Opens

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The weekend of March 28th/29th kicked off a great start to the 2015 sailing season with Fireball and Scorpion Opens at Staunton Harold Sailing Club. In challenging conditions, with gusts of over 35 knots, a brave group of sailors – 15 Scorpions and 17 Fireballs took part in a series of races over a hugely successful two day event.

Andy McKee & Chris Massey – Dovestones S.C took first place and Staunton’s own Pete Gray & Rich Pepperdine took second place whilst Steve Walker & Jerry Hannabuss – Pennine S.C came third in the Scorpion Open – sponsored by Noble Marine Insurance. 

In the Fireball fleet DJ Edwards & Vyv Townend (2014 inland champs) came first, narrowly pipping, Thom Gillard & Richard Anderton current European champs , third place went to current world champions Christian Birrell & Sam Brearey. The first female was Rachel Hardingham from Haversham S.C. The first SHSC boat was Grahame & Corey Newton and the first lady under 16 was Cora Kenmuir-Hogg.

A big thank you goes out to both the race management, the galley teams and Nigel and Diane for their fantastic curry.