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11 Mar 2016

The GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series 2015/16

GJW Direct SailJuice

The 2015/16 and seventh edition of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series was battled in consistently windy conditions producing some fine sailing and well deserved results. Staunton sailors saw success in:

GUL Top Lady

Going into the final event,  Ann Jackson (Enterprise) and Eleanor Craig (Radial) were tied on 11 points apiece. With Jackson unable to attend the Tiger Trophy the pressure was on the 15 year old Radial sailor to achieve a top 3 result at Rutland.  Impressively given the challenging conditions, Eleanor managed to be the 3rd placed lady at Rutland, giving her the necessary 10 points to win the GUL Top Lady award. 

Trident Top Club Award 

The race to find the Top Club has been wide open, with several clubs in the running and achieving at least three top results from each race.  Going into the final event, Burghfield Sailing Club held a narrow lead over early front runners Hill Head SC.   Burghfield managed to hold onto to their lead and crowned Trident Top Club 2015/16,  but a strong showing by Staunton Harold Sailing Club at Rutland jumped them up to second overall,  knocking Hill Head into third overall. 

Harken Youth Trophy 

With two bullets at the start of the Series and managing to hold onto to his lead to the final round, it looked like D-Zero sailor Tom Southwell from Hill Head would lift the inaugural Harken Youth Trophy.  However, Nick Devereux (GP14) and Edward Higson (Laser) both mounted late challenges to take 1st and 2nd places respectively, knocking the D-Zero sailor into 3rd.  Fifteen year old Eleanor Craig (Radial) took the under-16 prize and 4th overall in the youth class.