Burghfield Sailors take prizes at Burton Week- Home of the N12 Nationals
Congratulations to Graham Camm & Zoe Ballantyne who have regained their title as National Champions in the National 12 class, and also took the win in the much Coveted title race- 'The Sir William Burton Cup'. They managed this hard fought achievement even though in the first gybe of race one which was held in 25knts of breeze, both of the wings of their t-foil rudder snapped off!
They were quick to replace the rudder with a production one from P&B, which put them straight back in the running. It was not, however, an easy win as after the final race they were tied on points with last years' winner, Jo Richards, who designed Graham and Zoe's boat, and it was their three race wins over the event that gave them the overall title.
In addition, the good works of other members of the BSC N12 fleet ensured that we again retained the Team trophy awarded to the sailing club with the best top three boats in the championship. Caroline Martin was also awarded top lady helm Trophy and Nigel and Chris White the Joe Yorke trophy.
Perhaps the least coveted trophy is the 'Burton Brick' awarded to the most entertaining event of the week and it is with pride that Steve Norbury and Andy Hill bring this honour to Burghfield this year for the succession of incidents they had with their boat over the long weekend!
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