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Favourable weather for Hoylake Sailing Club Regatta
WISHES were met for Hoylake Sailing Club as the weather turned favourable for their two-day Regatta at the weekend which celebrated 125 years of sailing off Hoylake and Meols.
Blue skies greeted the crews on Saturday when there was just enough breeze after strong winds over the previous few days.
By Sunday the wind had increased again but it was from a favourable direction to make for some exhilarating competition with again a sunshine background.
Four local classes competed and the support from kindred clubs was excellent.
John Burthem aboard Hawk lifted the \Tom Grenfell Memorial Trophy for the Falcons. He won two of the four races and overall had three points in hand over Isador (Martin Whittingham-Jones).
The Hilbres were seven strong and Jemima Riley at the helm of Hirondelle was a clear winner after taking three of the four races. Overall runner-up Andy Mearns in Hioco was the other race winner.
Gavin Melling took the Regatta Challenge Cup for the Operas in style by leading the pack home in all four races.
The Seabirds from Wallasey raced on one day and Peter Jacobs in Dodo made sure of top prize with two successes.
There was precious little breeze for the Junior Regatta on West Kirby Lake on the Friday evening but two races were completed. A Cadet Splinter helmed by Henry Hughes was first overall in the Youth Handicap with a third and a first place.
Hebe Hemming in Too Giggly won twice in the Optimists.
Hoylake Regatta overall results: Falcons: 1. Hawk (J Burthem); 2. Isador (M Whittingham-Jones); 3. Merlin (J Downes).
Hilbres: 1. Hirondelle (Jemima Riley); 2. Hioco (A Mearns); 3. Highlight (G Riley).
Operas: 1. La Tosca (G Melling); 2. La Boheme (H Chapman); 3. Orchid (P Roberts).
Seabirds: 1. Dodo (P Jacobs); 2. Terek (D Syme); 3. Sandpiper (A Watson).
Youth Handicap: 1. Splinter (Henry Hughes); 2. Speedbird II (Alex Colquitt); 3. She’s Electric (Octavia Owen).
Optimists: 1. Too Giggly (Hebe Hemming); 2. Stroppy (Ethan Paul).