Justin Waples at Flying Fifteen Inlands 1 May 2012
Twenty-five Flying Fifteens entered the Inland Championships at Burton Sailing Club over the weekend of 14th-15th April, including RCYC member Justin Waples.
A chilly breeze of strengths varying between force 2-4 but which swung round the compass, provided a challenge for both the competitors and the organisers.
After the three races of the first day, Waples lay in third position behind David Mckee and Steve Goacher but it was in the final race of the competition that Waples saw his chance. He held the lead from Goacher into the second lap but did not benefit from the same wind shifts and was eventually forced down into third place in that race.
However, once a sixth position was discarded, Waples ended with a first and three thirds which was enough to achieve second place overall behind Goocher.