Report by Jackie Day
The CYC Topper Open -part of the Rooster Southern Traveller Series was held on Sunday 9th July.
On the morning of the Topper Open race day the mercury was already reading 20 o C at 0900, so the all important race briefing included hats, sun cream and water!
Racing started at midday with blue sky and blazing sun. The forecast suggested a small increase in wind speed, but this was always going to be unpredictable.
36 competitors joined 2 separate fleets of Toppers 4.2 (10) and 5.3 (26). Race conditions were testing with soaring temperatures and highly variable wind direction.
The Topper 4.2 fleet race was convincingly won by Daniel Perkins, Warsash SC having come first in all 3 races. Next came Xavier Dunn, Hill Head SC, in an equally consistent second place and thirdly Oscar Fry, again from Warsash SC.
In the Topper 5.3 fleet Angus Kemp, Parkstone SC, was the proud recipient of the Topper Open trophy having won 2 of his races. Dan Batty, Dorchester/Oxford SC, came second after consistently highly placed races. Bill Hudson, NSSC, came in third reflecting another consistent achievement from these young sailors.
A very hot and busy day was rounded off nicely by well earned sandwiches, cakes and prize giving supported by Rooster sailing.
Full results are available on our open meeting results page