Eight Punt Club members and one visitor from Hickling arrived at Barton on Saturday to a warm sunny day and a reasonable breeze swinging 90 degrees from NW to SW. By the third race the wind had swung to the East. On Sunday the weather was less kind. Colder, cloudier with the wind back to a shifty south westerly direction and variable speeds. The rain arrived later.
Every race had a different course to make life more interesting for the sailors.
The first race on Saturday saw Matthew and Freddie Scott in Woodpecker, sporting new sails get clean away to finish first on handicap followed by Simon Lomas Clarke and Rob Daniels in Swallow two. Bill and Alison Glover in the slower Prawn were third.
The second and third races saw Swallow two winning from Prawn and Woodpecker.
Sunday saw several capsizes in the more testing conditions. Swallow two continued to dominate winning race one from Woodpecker, joint third was shared by Neville and Val Khambatta in Gamecock and Brian Wilkins and crew in Shoveller.
The final race again saw Swallow two win from Woodpecker with Ben Sawyer and Tim Edmunds in Rhode Island Red Third after a weekend of fighting their spinnaker.
Overall the trophy was presented to Swallow two for a very convincing performance.
Second was Woodpecker and third Gamecock.