Gosport Sailors Excel at Mermaid Trophy

James, Nigel & Bob Show The Way

Despite Gosport not being able to host the modern Marblehead yachts due to the depth of their keel, some of our sailors sailed them to success at the 2023 Mermaid Trophy Games at Guildford.

James Hadden borrowed Roger Stollery’s lightweight UP and was initially nervous as he had never sailed a Marblehead before, having been successful racing IOMs. He needn’t have worried as he got a good start in Race 1 and led to finish with a big lead in front of fellow Gosport Sailor Nigel Barrow sailing a STARKERS.  In Race 7 James continued his winning ways, with Nigel second and another Gosport Sailor, Bob Pearson sailing another STARKERS, third.

The three sailors kept up the good work throughout the day with James taking the overall win, with Nigel second & Bob fourth. Bob also won the Best Improvers Prize.


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