Sunday the 1st of October saw the annual Ashley Boden pursuit trophy. The competitors were welcomed with winds of 18mph and gusts of 35 at times.  

Race one saw Marcus Shaw [Suopernova] closing in on Steve Bishop [Solo], in the end, it came down to the last 10 seconds while going down the run.  Marcus sat behind Steve to block the wind and slow him down to try and get past but time ran out and Steve managed to hold the lead and take the win.

Race 2 saw more entertainment with the wind was increasing.  Steve was flying down the run with a massive gust, the gybe mark approaching quickly but he held his nerve and went for the gybe.  His reactions weren't quick enough though and he duly went for a little swim! Marcus and Steve struggled up the beat with huge gusts blowing through and before the sailors knew it the hour was up with Steve taking 1st followed Marcus in 2nd with Amie and Paul King [Laser 2] in 3rd.

Steve had first place all wrapped up but 2nd was still up for grabs in the 3rd and final race of the day.

Race 3 saw wind strength increasing further, Steve retired after the first lap while Marcus managed to hold off Amie and Paul who were closing in quickly, Marcus took the win and 2nd overall.

Sailwave results for at 2017

Ashley Boden Pursuit Trophy

Overall

Sailed: 3, Discards: 1, To count: 2, Entries: 6, Scoring system: Appendix A
Class SailNo HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
Solo 5649 Steven Bishop   1.0 1.0 (7.0 RET) 9.0 2.0
Supernova 582 Marcus Shaw   (2.0) 2.0 1.0 5.0 3.0
Laser2 6540 Amie Rose Paul King (7.0 DNC) 3.0 2.0 12.0 5.0
RS300 547 Matt Kirman   3.0 (7.0 DNC) 7.0 DNC 17.0 10.0
420 12472 Simon Booth   4.0 (7.0 DNC) 7.0 DNC 18.0 11.0
Pico   Tim Ward   5.0 (7.0 DNC) 7.0 DNC 19.0 12.0



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Results: Ashley Boden Pursuit 1st Oct 2017