Hat-trick to Wildfire in Winter Series
The red-hulled Wildfire on Sunday scored her third consecutive win in the RYCR Winter Series to take a commanding points lead in Division 2.
Skippered by Malcolm Robinson, Wildfire, finished second across the line to Gary Cripps’ Ciao Bay II Ian Snape) and reversed the order on corrected time.
Wildfire heads the leaderboard on 3 points after three races, Frontline (Ian Snape) has 8 points, with Footloose, a non-starter in race three, third in standings on 13 points.
Nigel Johnston’s Ingenue had an outright win in Division 3, winning race three of the winter series from Derek Adams’ Bronzewing and Off-Piste (Paul Einoder).
Bronzewing, the oldest yacht racing on the Derwent, and Engenue are now equal on 7 points with Serenity (Graham Hall) one point back.
Words: Peter Campbell
Photo: Peter Watson
31 July 2017