presents awards to Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Regatta winners
winners of Burnham-On-Sea's annual Sailing Regatta have been announced
after two weekends of yacht racing in Bridgwater Bay.
MP James Heappey presented the Harry Gratton Trophy to the crew
of the winning yacht, called Super Sapphire, during a presentation
at the town's Yacht Club on Sunday evening (August 20th).
Jackson, skipper of Super Sapphire, was named the overall winner
following a series of handicap and pursuit races.
Eleven yachts took part in four races over two weekends, despite
some challenging weather conditions.
Overall, Super Sapphire was first while Merlin was second and Walrus
Commodore Eric Torkildsen told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was
a very successful regatta with some excellent racing. There were
several races with limited numbers due to the weather and we thank
Pete Wright on Skerries for rescuing two boats in difficulty over