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SAILING: Lack of wind leads to retirements in River Mersey race
1:36pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in Sport
THERE were several retirements due to lack of wind on the River Mersey when Liverpool Yacht Club/Tranmere Sailing Club staged the latest races in their Early Autumn series on Sunday.
Bada Bing, owned by Andrew Farrell and Andy Napper, took Class One on Sunday after the course was shortened.
Neil Thomas in Mighty Max II was runner-up with third place going to Another Nods (Richard Booth). Five of the seven starters managed to finish.
In Class Two there were six retirements from the ten that set out. Ragtime IV (Duncan Martin and Geoff Whittaker) won ahead of Magic Moments (Paul Hampson) and Skukusa (Stuart Lofthouse).
In the Venture series on Saturday only two yachts finished with wins for Bare Necessity (Charles Cooper and William Stanistreet) and Spring Onion owned by Simon Windle.
The Late Autumn series for all classes begin this coming weekend with early starts at 8.30am.
West Kirby Sailing Club have dinghy racing on the Marine Lake on Sunday with a 1.30pm start for the Handicap Dinghies and an 11am kick-off for the Illusions.