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2 Mar 2017

Staunton's Jacob Felton takes a top 10 spot in the Burghfiled Optimist Winter Open

Jacon, Burghfield

A windy 25th February saw Staunton's Jacob Felton travel to Burghfield for the Burghfiled Winter Optimist Open along with seven other Midland sailors. Whilst the forecast was for 20-40 knots of wind, Burghfeild were confident that they would only see 60% of the forecast. Thankfully, whilst the conditions were challenging they were still sailable!

Six short races were planned for the day, there wasn't much time to make upwind gains... and the calibre of sailors there meant it was going to be a tough day. 70 sailors made it onto the water, including a number of National and Intermediate Squad sailors.

The first race didn't go quite as planned. Despite a good start, Jacob chose the wrong side of the course on the 2nd beat to finish 21st in his start. He didn't make the same mistake again though, pulling in all top 10 race results in the other races to finish 10th overall on equal points with 8th and 9th.