The Warsash Sailing Club that has been hosting their annual Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series canceled racing on Saturday as winds gusted well into the 30+ knots range. As Sunday dawned, it was still quite windy, but it had calmed down enough for the fleet to enjoy great racing on the Southampton Water and the Solent. Ian Wilson & Marshall King’s SOAK RACING started the J/70 UK Grand Slam Series in style and never looked back, winning the class by a significant margin. Second was determined on a tie-breaker at 31 points each. Winning that countback was Doug Struth’s DSP, with third place taken by Paul Ward’s EAT SLEEP J REPEAT. Rounding out the top five was Phillip Rees Bryn’s GBR 1290 in fourth, and the Calascione/Ripard duo on CALYPSO taking fifth place.
Black & White Group Report: The J/70s continue to see Paul Ward’s EAT SLEEP J REPEAT leading the class with just 15 points. Second is Philip Chandler’s BLACKJAX and third is Graham Clapp’s JEEPSTER.
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