Musto Skiff UK Nationals Overall

Musto Skiff Nationals
Nichola Tatt
On day four of the Musto Skiff Nationals the fleet set off into a sunny south westerly force 2-3 shortly after a delay. The day witnessed a showdown between defending champion Bruce Keen and former 49er National Champion James McIntosh; James held a slim four point lead.

After a general recall the fleet got away and at the first mark Keen was leading from Rick Perkins and Matt Hollis; MacIntosh was in fourth. The racing was very tight and at the finish Keen won from Perkins and McIntosh had pulled through to third, So with one race to go McIntosh had seen his lead cut to just two points; all on the final race.

The fleet started cleanly and again Keen lead at the windward mark from Andy Peake and Rick Perkins; McIntosh was fourth; this was a championship winning sequence for Keen but McIntosh sailed well to move into second at the end of the first lap and then actually into the lead for the finish with Keen second followed by Dan Vincent. A great win for James McIntosh sponsored by Harken.

A big thank you to all the volunteer members of MBSC who gave up their free time to run the championships for the class. Also a huge thank you to the class sponsors; Musto, Ovington Boats, Harken and Hyde.

Overall:

1st: James MacIntosh
2nd : Bruce Keen
3rd: Mike Palfreman
4th: Andy Peake
5th: Ian Martin

Silver 1st: Richard Smith
Bronze 1st: Jon Simpson

Youths: Tom Wright

Master: Richard Smith
Grand Master: John Evans

Buddies:

1st Brendan Jenner +14
2nd Richard Smith +10
3rd Chris Webber +9

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