Burnham-On-Sea yachtsmen compete for Queen's
strong breeze, warm temperatures and a calm sea provided ideal
conditions for the yachtsmen who took part in Burnham Sailing
Club's annual Queen's Trophy event.
11 yachts set sail in Bridgwater Bay for the popular event, which
is named after the former Queen's Hotel in Burnham, which used
to sponsor it.
racing fleet is shown in the photo above trying to catch up with
Graham Wills' yacht Swiftwind just after the start of the
race. The lead yacht above is Doug Basterfield's Kittiwake.
Of the 11 yachts competing, three retired and one headed back
to shore following a minor collision that resulted in the loss
of a rudder.
2005 QUEEN'S TROPHY RESULTS:
first four yachts, after handicaps were adjusted, were:
Jeff Tanner Melody
Graham Wills Swiftwind (who was first over the line)
Ken Sowden Ol'rhodie
Doug Basterfield Kittiwake
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