Burwain was delighted to, yet again, play host to the Northern Area Championship series. The chance to race seasoned skippers from across the region was irresistable to the 8 Burwain skippers who arrived bright and early. By 10.30am however, the scheduled time for the race briefing by John Sharman, it was clear that no visitors would arrive.
They missed a superb, if challenging, days racing. A blisteringly hot day with intermittent and gentle breezes coming down the lake mostly from the North afforded all some terrific racing.
Close finishes in most races ensured that concentration could never be lapsed. Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) began the day strongly with 5 wins from the first 6 races. John Sharman (GBR 428) took 3 of the remaining wins and was perhaps the most consistent skipper of the day. Richard Whittle enjoyed (if that's the right word) an string of average results at the beginning of the day but finished the strongest with 3 wins of his own.
The final result; 1st Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) - 15 points, 2nd John Sharman (GBR 428) - 18 points, 3rd Richard Whittle (GBR 801) - 27 points.