Blackie wins Centenary Series by narrow margin

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The Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club planned two races for all classes of yachts last Saturday and Sunday and got good turnouts, despite the early starts dictated by the tide.

The Yorkshire One Design class were racing for the Centenary Series and Blackie, sailed by Tim Rix and Mark Eggleston, won all four races, albeit by very small margins, from Yilt (Paul Waine).

These two typically finished several minutes ahead of the rest of the fleet, with Jesta (Robin Smyth) in third overall.

The Cruiser fleet was racing for the June Mini Series, and Starchick (Mike Kaye and Bob Wallace) won all of her races to win the series, from Aquaholic (Mike and Sue Abbey) and Endeavour (Jon Peacock and Sarah Smallwood).

The Contessa 26 class were racing for their own June Mini Series. True Blue (Steve Wood and Keith Poole) won the first race, from Daisy Dog (Kevin and Steve Travis). In the second race, Daisy Dog overturned this result, beating True Blue by just three seconds after more than an hour’s racing.

Daisy Dog went on to win the remaining two races to win the series from True Blue and Tessador (Keith Richardson).

The long running ten race North Sea Jug handicap series also concluded over the weekend. Starchick took the overall honours in a 15-boat fleet, with Endeavour runner up and Aquaholic third.