Another season has come to an end, the evening river races finally curtailed by the failing light as autumn draws on on.
Overall the River Race series has been well sponsored and a good proportion of the races completed, the only notable non entrant this year was Swallow, she couldn’t be enticed westwards from the Solent.
As ever the Jack Drew Cup was keenly fought over but consistency won through, Jane & Mike Calvert in Teal (and occasionally just Jane) entered the most races and clocked up minimal points to be this year’s winners. Second place went Nigel Daniel in Whimbrel and third went to Bryan Davis in Gemini.
No.23 – Gannet completed build late summer and is presently being fitted out and varnished. Chris Brown is hoping to launch before the first frost, initially at Ashlett Creek, then a proper naming at the Axe.