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24 & 26 JUNE 2005

Mylor Yacht Club's Mid-Summer Weekend started with Race 5 of the Friday series when a good turn-out of competitors found that the wind was much stronger than forecast.

In U class Nimble was the only boat to fly a spinnaker, with difficulty on the first round reaches but to good effect on the final run. However, the Contessa 26, Mary Boon, revels in a good blow and managed to beat her into second place on corrected time. Having now switched to this class, the Dragon, Fenris Wolf was first boat home after a close race with the faster rated Sigma, Alexis.

In Q class the competition is hotting up with the first appearance of last year's winner, Enigma. However, another boat that needs a bit of wind, Rattler, maintained her position at the top of the series table with her second win.

After a late night entertaining the Petit Bateau visitors it was perhaps not surprising that there were fewer boats out for the Cup Races on Sunday morning. In sunshine and a light breeze Friday's roles were reversed with Fenris Wolf taking the honours in U class while Mary Boon, helmed by Petit Bateau visitor, Diana Holder was second. Over in Q class The Achilles 24, Lady in Red, achieved her first win at Mylor with Fay Nights second and Rattler third.

Best of all, though, was to have the Working Boats competing with Rebecca comfortably beating Winnie and Grace.

Rattler
Rattler sneeks across the line just seconds before the time limit for the Cup Races.
(Text: John Cruise. Photo: Anna Cruise.)

Friday Evening Series: 24 June
    U Class:
  1. Mary Boon (J. Cruise)
  2. Nimble (G. Edwards)
  3. Fenris Wolf (C. Hoyle)
    Q Class:
  1. Rattler (A. Ramsden)
  2. Haven (S. Wilkes)
  3. Enigma (D. Brookes)
    Gaffers & Shrimpers:
  1. Grace of St Just (J. Benge)
  2. Guillemot (C. Hendra)
Cup Races: 26 June
    U Class:
  1. Fenris Wolf (C. Hoyle)
  2. Mary Boon (J. Cruise)
  3. Nimble (G. Edwards)
    Q Class:
  1. Lady in Red (V. Walters)
  2. Fay Nights (T. Hoskin)
  3. Rattler (A. Ramsden)
    B Class:
  1. Rebecca (P. Slater)
  2. Winnie (A. Williams)
  3. Grace (C. Jeffrey/P. Hocking)