SAILING: Burton claims second win of series

The start of the race on Sunday
The start of the race on Sunday
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The fourth race of Welland Yacht Club’s frostbite series couldn’t have had better conditions.

With sunshine and a reasonable breeze, 11 boats took to the start line.

The short run down to the first mark was followed by a few calls for right of way then it was the downwind drag race.

The two boats equipped with spinnakers made the most of the available wind.

However, position on the water was no guarantee of the finish place due to handicapping.

In the middle of the fleet the lasers were having their own race each trying to be the highest placed.

Race winner Paul Burton

Race winner Paul Burton

Paul Burton became the first repeat winner of the series.

Result: 1 Burton, 2 Alan Cox & Roger Ackroyd, 3 Dave Sauntson, 4 Phil Robinson.

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