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Girton Sailing Club's Puddleduck Open enjoyed by winners Wayne Atherton and Angela Sweeney




Pairing Wayne Atherton and Angela Sweeney (Sail 4121) are Girton Sailing Club’s Puddleduck Open winners.

The duo took three race wins in the club’s annual competition, which has been running for more than 35 years.

Trophy Winners: Wayne Atherton & Angela Sweeney Photo: Ed Johnson (49165109)
Trophy Winners: Wayne Atherton & Angela Sweeney Photo: Ed Johnson (49165109)

The event is for Miracle Class dinghies — a two person boat — first introduced in 1975 by Jack Holt, who also masterminded the Mirror Dinghy.

Saturday had disappointingly light winds, which gave the party a very slow start but after two races, Tracy Amos and Gemma Gibson ( Sail 3692) topped the leaderboard with two second places.

It all changed on Sunday with a better breeze to put more power into the sails as spinnakers were filled.

Some of the Puddleduck fleet at Girton. Credit: Steve Johnson (49165128)
Some of the Puddleduck fleet at Girton. Credit: Steve Johnson (49165128)

After three further races, the pairing of Atherton and Sweeney emerged as winners following three firsts. Amos and Gibson took second.

The remaining finishes were: Jon & Jessica Willars (3834), Andy Robinson & Hannah Mumford (4123), Graham Watts & Helen Jacks (4114), Paul Robinson & Matt Gibson (4110), Dave & Jean Reed (3725) and Gerard & Frances Copsey (3120)



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