Salisbury Series Update

‘The draw of England’s World Cup game against Panama together with the glorious summer weather severely reduced the number of sailors for this week’s rounds eleven and twelve in the Salisbury Series.

As it turned out the main competition would be between the talented Farrell family who contributed three of the five boats on the water. Only Joe Shelley and Tracy Bond would provide any challenge to this varied Farrell fleet.

The sailors enjoyed the bright sunshine throughout the morning with a gentle, constant on shore breeze. Eddie and Kevin Farrell looked majestic in their 29er, winning both races with ease. Liam Farrell, the youngest member of the family, sailed steadily to take two thirds in his RS Feva.

Would dad, Ed, be able to make it a family clean sweep? Unfortunately not, Joe Shelly hounded and chased Ed throughout both races, just edging into second place on adjusted times in the first race and building an on the water unassailable lead in the second.

With only four rounds now left in the Salisbury Series , Paul Moreton seems assured of first place, assuming no disasters over the next few weeks. The battle for second and third will continue with Joe Shelly and Kevin Parvin conscious that any slip up will allow the chasing pack to catch and overtake them in the listings.’

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