Going into the last day the number one spot was between Neil Fulcher with Oliver and Harry and Dave Hall with Graham and Bryan. Neils team need to win both of the last two races while Daves team had to win one.
Both boats hit the line together charging off in the now familiar Garda Breeze. It was neck and neck at the first mark with Dave just taking the lead. Neil split the gybes and at the leeward mark there was only a boat length between them.
Dave extended the gap up wind and just held off Neil to take the win and the overall championship. The second race of the day was a virtual re-run with Daves team taking the last gun of the week.
The Austrian family team of George, Guenter and Valentina finally had a good day finishing the week with a well-deserved third – we hope to see them back next year having gained the experience from the British teams.
Nick Jones and his team unaffected by their drama of Wednesday sailed a steady series to come in third overall.
A big thanks to Fraglia della Vela Riva and to Gul for the prizes – it was a very different and interesting week on the Lake.
K6 UK Nationals next – WPNSA, 8-10 September.
by Dave Hall