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40 CREWS COMPETE IN FIRST 2 RACES OF ICEBREAKER SERIES AT BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR

40 intrepid crews took to their dinghies on Bembridge Harbour on Sunday for the first 2 races of the annual Brading Haven Yacht Club Open IceBreaker 12 Race Series, which runs from January to March.

By hosting the Winter Icebreaker Series, Brading Haven Yacht Club have seen an opportunity for Island sailors – both adult and cadet – to enhance their skill sets, while maintaining their sailing fitness in the generally more placid conditions of the Bembridge Harbour and The Bay area at this time of year. The event is open to all Island clubs and their dinghy classes.

The day commenced with no wind, however, after a short delay, Race Officer Chris Wilkinson took full advantage of the whole of the harbour to set an interesting and testing course in the light winds from the Northwest.

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The first race start of 3 Fleets Fast and Slow Handicap and Scows commenced with some very close and tactical racing resulting in lead changes in all the fleets. With the wind increasing slightly for the second race it was shortened due to the ebbing tide.

Race Results Races 1 & 2

Fast Handicap:
1st – Harry White
2nd – Charlie White
3rd – Kristian Schafer

Slow Handicap:
1st – Luke Bradley
2nd – Will Bradley
3rd – Dawn Bee

Scows:
1st – Jodi Spence
2nd – Martin Palmer
3rd – Dare Barry

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