Rutland Tiger Trophy
2nd - 3rd Feb 2003

165 boats took part in the two day, four race event (three races on Sat and one pursuit race on Sun). Boats (mono hulls, centre, dagger boards) race for The Tiger Trophy, and 470s race for the John Merricks Memorial Trophy. There is a 1000 prize for the winners of all four races. An RS400 almost made it this year winning three races on the Sat. and being piped at the post on Sunday by a 29er.

The Merrick's is normally sailed in gail force winds but this year saw light winds on the Sat. and a strong blow on Sunday.

Congratulations to Dave Wade & Chris Downham (first Merlin) coming 14th out of 165 boats:

photo of dave and chris

Also to Toby Watson & Chris Miller - 50th.
Phil King & Liam Dempsey - 56th.
Simon Potts & Ben Aspinal - 67th.

Brian Cobb