This year also counted towards the Phantom class’s national Grand Prix series. 10 helms enjoyed three races on Saturday. Local Steve Popple won races 1 & 2 in champagne force 4 conditions. Race 3 in progressively lighter conditions favoured local veteran Ivan Walsh who having nailed the start bagged his first open meeting race win. Consistently low scores by Chris Shelton & Richard Simms kept them in contention overnight.
Popular class stalwarts Titch & Viv arrived during the afternoon to initiate proceedings which kept Tyler & Lisa behind the bar fully employed thus ensuring a healthy profit !!
Grateful sailors tucked into bangers, mash & beans during the evening courtesy of the two Mandys.
Overnight winds increased creating typical Shoreham conditions. Titch easily won race 4 held in a held in a rising force 5 followed by Gareth Griffiths & Steve Popple. Toe strap failure immediately followed by an Olympic standard back flip meant Walsh finished 6th.
Race Officer Phil Ayton & his excellent team wisely decided to cancel race 6 due the deteriorating conditions.
Steve Popple retained his overnight lead with Ivan Walsh runner up & Richard Simms third overall.