Staunton’s Rachael Rhodes, ‘Rockets’ into top 10 spot!

Great sailing from Rhodes/ Wade team 

Congratulations to Staunton sailor Rachael Rhodes sailing with Dave Wade (Northampton SC). The team ‘rocketed’ to an overall 6th place finish in the Craftinsure Silver Tiller Merlin Rocket Open at Hayling Island SC. The event, which was shared with the Fireballs and Scorpions over the 16/17 June, saw a winning turnout from Staunton Harold Sailing Club.

Fierce competition

A strong fleet of 26 Merlin Rockets included both the National and Salcombe Champions, ensuring fierce competition. The Wade/ Rhodes team took a bullet in Race 2, a fourth in Race 5, also 20, 6, and 8 place finishes, to give them an overall 6th place.

Day 1, in the harbour, thanks to high winds, saw three-times National Champions Roger Gilbert/James Stewart take the lead. An outstanding Day 2 from Ben and Roz McGrane saw the duo just take the Open title. Please click here to read the full Yachts and Yachting report.

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