The debut pairing of Nigel Wakefield and M prevailed at the Spinnaker Firefly Open Meeting on October 23rd. 18 boats were greeted by a brisk, if a little shifty, wind and sunshine. The fleet was bolstered by students from Plymouth and Bath. Steve Greaves and Sophia Hulbert won the morning race, after being hard pressed by Sam Littlejohn and Jo Findlay, rising stars on the Spinnaker team racing scene.
Three shorter races were sailed back to back after lunch and as the sun came out the breeze built and became even more shifty. Nigel and M rode their luck to finish ahead of Sam and Jo in the first race after lunch. Matt Findlay and Endeavour Champ Toby Lewis took line honours in the next race, overtaking Wakefield and M on the last lap. Nigel and M broke free in the final race to wrap up the event. Sam and Jo got past Matt and Toby at the death after a tussle in the final race to secure 2nd in the race and 2nd overall.
Many thanks to Spinnaker for laying on great race management and use of their facilities.
1st Nigel Wakefield and M
2nd Sam Littlejohn and Jo Findlay
3rd Steve Greaves and Sophia Hulbert
4th Matt Findlay and Toby Lewis