And the final set of results for the weekend saw … Staunton sailor Joe Penhaul Smith win his class in the Bangor (NI) Regatta on the yacht Animal (sail number 3627L in the featured image). Fellow Staunton sailor Sam Jones came in 9th on the yacht Jings.
Over 500 sailors and 100 keelboats and dinghies relished in the champagne conditions served up in Belfast Lough by joint host yacht clubs Royal Ulster and Ballyholme in the first Bangor Town Regatta.
The RC35 Class – which Joe was racing in, saw Pat Kelly’s J109 Storm surge forwards from Day 1 when they has two bullets. Apart from an OCS in Race 4 alongside 4 other boats, Storm continued to set the pace until the final morning when an unusual poor last two races saw Debbie Aitken’s First 36.7 Animal from RNCYC squeeze past by one point to win the overall trophy followed by Storm and then John Stamp’s Corby 33 Jacob VII in third.
For a full race report please go to Yachts and Yachting.
And, for the full race results please go to: http://ballyholme.com/racing-results/.
A new event is already booked again in the calendar for late June/early July 2020!