GEORGE NEWS - The second series of races in the George Lakes Yacht Club's (GLYC) Chris Thomas trophy (senior fleet) and the Toppies trophy (junior fleet) were held on Sunday.
In all three scheduled races the Fireball of David Laing and Anthony Alant extended a scant lead ahead of the rest of the senior fleet, but, due to the light conditions, not enough to do so well against class ratings.
Similarly, the Dart 18 of Hans Delport struggled for boat speed in the light breeze.
The winner of the day was the Laser of Henry Paine with three first places. He had a clear lead in the first and third races and overtook Malcolm Osborne near the end of race two to seal his hat trick.
Conrad Holm, who sailed the first races on his Sonnet with Ferdinand, had the series lead going into the final day. He sailed a Dabchick for the second series and, while hampered by the light wind, did enough to emerge as the winner of the series for the Chris Thomas Trophy.
In the junior fleet the Tera Pro of Sean Vonk took line honours in all three races, ahead of Kyle Koeries and James Vonk.
On class ratings Sean Vonk was the overall winner of races one and three, but the Tera Sport of Gareth Steenkamp succeeded in winning race two. Sean did not sail the first set of races and the aggregate scoring for the series makes Jean Paul Buys, who is currently sailing a Tera Sport, the winner of the Toppies Trophy for the 2019/2020 GLYC sailing season.
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