Firkin Trophy - 2012

posted 25 Jun 2012, 23:02 by Graham Morley   [ updated 25 Jun 2012, 23:02 ]
I am pleased to report that we retained by the Firkin Trophy in the team race against Twickenham YC on Saturday in what is believed to be the closest result in the competition's long history (the earliest date on the trophy is 1938). The two teams had an equal number of wins and points after three races, but we won on the most number of individual race wins. Peter Halligan, sailing John Metzner's new Solo, had a perfect record of  three first places in the Solos and Brian Cheetham and Steve Collins,  sailing Brian's Enterprise, won all their races. Thank goodness these competitions are not decided on penalties!

The full teams were:

  • Steve Collins and Brian Cheetham
  • Andy Banks and Andy Cuckson
  • David Cane and Val Ewards
  • Peter Halligan
  • John Kemp
  • Alastair Banks

The team was cheered on at Twickenham by an enthusiastic group of members, led by Vera Halligan.

Twickenham YC have posted some photos of the event on their web site (click on 'photo gallery'):

Steve Collins.