Paul Moreton Trophy 2018
A change in the weather accompanied the change of racing on Sunday from series races to the annual competition for the Paul Moreton Trophy.
It had been hoped that this Trophy would be competed over three races but unfortunately the fickle wind conditions meant that after nearly three hours on the water results would be determined after just two.
After missing sailing last week Paul Moreton himself returned to the water and sailed serenely to victory in both races. Even the efforts of Rob Davies, inadvertently blocking Paul’s path at the start of the second race couldn’t delay Paul’s impressive progress.
So it’s was left to the rest of the fleet to fight out the minor places. The fickle wind conditions caused some bemusement with these sailors, those sailing well in the first race found their form deserting them in the second. Kevin Parvin performed the best of the bunch sneaking through into second overall, again despite the blocking tactics of Rob on the start line.
Third place overall was finally shared by the cohort of Laser sailors. Andy Bluff, Joe Shelly, John Brown and Mark Jackson ensuring a crowded step on the after race podium.