J/80 Nationals – Second for Larke

Friday, July 01, 2011

The 26-boat fleet at the Tacktick J/80 Nationals, hosted by the Royal Dart YC, were treated to a variety of conditions across the eight-race series from full on 30-knot foam-up on the first day to a more sedate 10-12 knots on the final day.

picture by Peter Newton

The last two races of the series were scheduled for Friday morning, Rob Larke won the first race of the day in J2X but it wasn’t enough as Kevin Sproul won the final race to confirm his series victory, forcing Larke and crew, who had shown good speed throughout, to settle for second.

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