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Llangorse success for young Herefordshire competitors
9:00am Thursday 20th September 2012 in Sport
HEREFORD sailors have starred at the Llangorse WYA/Acorn Youth Regatta, gaining a first and a second place over the two-day event.
At the end of the first day Llangorse member Charlotte Annett, from Hereford, sailing her Topper dinghy was lying in first place in the Topper Gold Fleet.
Max Farmer from Llangorse was well ahead of the rest of the OB Topper Fleet, with his brother taking second spot.
And Ross Lambert from Hereford, another Llangorse member, was just ahead of the next boat in the Single Handed Handicap fleet.
On Sunday morning, three races were completed in a strengthening breeze which produced a few capsizes.
A total of seven races were completed over the weekend, with the overall results based on a competitor’s best six results.
Annett finished on equal points with Catlin Jenkins from Mumbles, who took first place after the tie-break by winning the last race on Sunday.
Lambert won four of the six races to count in his series and finished well ahead of second-placed Dan Jones.
In the OB Topper series, Farmer finished with six firsts, winning his series comfortably.
The only boat to beat him over the line during the two days of competition was sailed by his brother who finished in second place well ahead of third-placed Rory Jackson from Swansea. For his outstanding performance over the weekend, Farmer was awarded the Blackham Trophy as the highest placed Llangorse Sailing Club member.
The event attracted 118 entries, ranging from two seven-year-olds sailing single-handed Optimist dinghies, which were the boats almost all of the triumphant Team GB Olympic sailors learnt to sail in, through to 15-year-olds sailing high performance two-handed dinghies.
The prizes were present by Ian Carswell, the vice chairman of the Welsh Yachting Association.