The BOD fleet had another terrific day at Wivenhoe Regatta on Saturday 6 July with a good fleet of BODs making the trip up river. It was a long course and from the off it was to be a battle between Jeremy Newman, crewed by Stuart and Tom Philips in Avocet, and Alan Hicks, crewed by Jayne and Craig Bond in Storm Petrel.
Initially Alan had the upper hand but Jeremy was constantly pressing him and the two boats were neck and neck as they came into the final approach to Wivenhoe. Jeremy just got the advantage and he stormed across the line to victory with Alan second and Geoff Gritton, sailing Never Say Never with Ian and Brooke Hastings third.
Once at Wivenhoe the organisers had provided their usual wonderful hospitality and everyone enjoyed free beers and burgers.