Junior Trophy 2018
On the 22nd of July, ten youth sailors took part in the annual Junior Trophy Race at Ely. The competitors were Rhys Williams, Ted Pepper, Kirk Stamford, Thomas Alderton, Matthew Campbell, Laura Campbell, Spencer Morris, Timothy Shan, Lori-Anne and Jessika.
The first race saw a steady wind speed, but a variant wind direction making it tricky for the sailors. Ted Pepper led the fleet on the first leg, but was overtaken by Kirk Stamford on the downwind leg. Kirk finished first, Ted finished second and Thomas finished third on handicap in his Topper.
In the second race, both Ted and Kirk had a good start leaving the fleet behind. They maintained this lead for the entire race. Spencer Morris and Rhys Williams had a close battle behind Kirk and Ted. Kirk finished first, Ted finished second and Thomas finished third on Handicap again.
Kirk had a good start in the last race, but was overtaken by Ted on the downwind leg. However, Kirk managed to overtake Ted and kept his position. Thomas took advantage of a few gusts and came second and Ted came third.
Overall, Kirk came first, Ted came second, and Thomas came third. Well done to everyone who took part!