Stenhouse victor

Musto Skiff Europeans conclude in Spain

Tuesday April 13th 2004, Author: Paul Manning, Location: Mediterranean
Day 3

4 races were held in a cool 12-15 knot Northerly breeze, with a 2.5 metre and increasing swell. Going into todays races, Kevin Anderson GBR held a 1 point advantage over Richard Stenhouse GBR.

The first two races were very close at the front, but Stenhouse showed a slight edge over the rest of the fleet in the testing conditions.

The Musto Performance Skiffs made for spectacular viewing for the numerous boats watching, as they planned at high speed upwind surfing down the long swell. Downwind several boats were seen to jump completley out of the water, as they made their way down the exillerating leg.

The day belonged to Richard Stenhouse, who always managed to stay in control, and by the end of the day had moved into an unbeatable position overall.

Day 4

The final race of the Musto Performance Skiff European Championships 2004 was held in 8 knots of wind and brilliant Spanish blue sky.

Pablo Arandia ESP showed excellent speed to round the windaward mark first, closely followed by Kevin Anderson. The two sailors battled hard for the win, with Pablo holding on for a memorable win at his home club, with many local spectators cheering as he crossed the line.

The prize giving was held shortely after racing, and a big thanks must go to Club Nautico Denia for hosting the event, Maria Torrijo as pricipal race officer and to the sponsors which included Denia tourist board, Valencia local government, Real Federacion Espaanola de Vela, Regional Spanisg Sailing Federation, Grefusa, Coca Cola, Heineken, Solan de Cabras, Panorama Video Productions, Halcon, Ogisaka Garden, CHG and MR Hotels.

Overall Results

1 GBR 131 Richard Stenhouse
2 GBR 141 Kevin Anderson
3 GBR 139 Ian Turnbull
4 GBR 143 Martin Boatman
5 GBR 113 Simon Reynolds
6 ESP 150 Pablo Arandia
7 GBR 092 Tony Lewis
8 GBR 114 Simon Dodds
9 GBR 125 Kit Stenhouse
10 GBR 056 Paul Clements

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