Day 4: Races 3 and 4 Sponsored by Lewmar and Yachting World

Day 4: Races 3 and 4 Sponsored by Lewmar and Yachting World

25th May, 2012

The final day of racing for this year’s Southerly regatta started with the promise of a 10 -15 knots sea breeze and sunshine – Champagne sailing!!! Today’s racing consisted of Two short courses for the Southerly fleet in and around the Plymouth sound.

After a short postponement allowing the sea breeze to establish, the fleet had a good start to the first race. With an opportune wind shift on the first leg the front runners easily laid the first mark in just one tack and the fleet saw a pretty early split. During the second race after a good start, many boats opted to go inshore to take a lift of the headland. This strategy paid off, as those boats pulled out ahead with a good lead and got carried all the way up on to the windward mark.

Everyone had a most enjoyable day in the bright sunshine and then passed through the lock gate into Sutton Marina, where they prepared themselves for the evening festivities and prize giving held at the National Aquarium, Plymouth.

In order of boats finishing across the line:

Race 3 - Sponsored by Lewmar Volaré - Southerly 47 – Rupert & Rosie Dorey Maid Honor - Southerly 42RST – Adrian & Pennie Heyworth Dutch Courage - Southerly 115 – Nigel Campling Saving Grace - Southerly 38 – Guy & Rhonda Taylor Distraction - Southerly 38 – Derek & Janet Gill Race 4 - Sponsored by Yachting World Volaré - Southerly 47 – Rupert & Rosie Dorey Viking – Southerly 135RS – Vaughan Wellington Maid Honor – Southerly 42RST – Adrian & Pennie Heyworth Sheer Indulgence -Southerly 38 – Robert & Sue Evans Saving Grace – Southerly 38 – Guy & Rhonda Taylor Overall Winners Winner of the Southerly Cup: Dutch Courage - Southerly 115 – Nigel Campling Volaré - Southerly 47 – Rupert & Rosie Dorey Maid Honor - Southerly 42RST – Adrian & Pennie Heyworth