White Spirit Wins Reg White Trophy

Six boats initially came out to take part in the Reg White Trophy Race, but with the pre race high winds, Never Say Never, Ruff and Egret decided to head for home again, leaving White Spirt helmed by Mark White, Grethe helmed by Jarvis Simpson and Dulcet helmed by Phil Rust to battle it out. White Spirit and Dulcet got into a dog fight on the first beat, leaving Grethe to extend her lead up to Beach with White Spirit second followed closely by Dulcet, who rounded up hard around at the mark and get the upper hand over White Spirit who had left it a little too wide.

Dulcet had a good second leg and was first to round Gazelet followed closely by Grethe and White Spirit before heading down river to the finish.  Both Dulcet and Grethe took the left hand side of the river and White Spirit decided to cross river early with kite up . This payed off once they crossed over to the right hand side as the wind dropped right off leaving Dulcet & Grethe still needing to cross the tide.

White Spirit made her way up the shore in less tide and came around Point Clear in the lead, finally taking the line to win followed Dulcet second and Grethe third in one of the closest races of the season.

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