Autumn 2005
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Richard Does It Again
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Our Richard Does It Again - Stuart Schafer
   A trip to the  Hampton Sailing Club Regatta, weekend 25-26 June, proved to be a great success for Richard Cannon. Richard was in sparkling form and  in  five exciting  races over the two days in which an average of 40 boats per race took part, 13 in the handicap class alone, Richard scored three wins one second and one fourth to win first prize in the handicap class.
    This was no mean feat  when you consider that in the last race on Sunday Richard got off to a dreadful start where a gap failed to open, Richard found himself over the start line and then touched another dinghy, and had to go back to restart and he had to also do a two turn penalty. Did this deter our Richard ? "did it ****", he just doggedly got stuck in  and went on to win the race. To coin an old phrase, "when the going gets tough the tough get going".
   Well done Richard. Also thanks to Charles Dennis for putting in an appearance and competing in two races on Sunday. Also thanks to Keith Poncia and his wife for turning up to give support.

   Richard was crewed in the two races on Saturday by Liz Archer and in Sundays three races by Brian Clements and would liked to extend his profound thanks to both of them for their invaluable support in making the win possible.
   It really could not have been a better weekend weather wise, Saturday was a bit overcast, Sunday started the same but later the sun came out to make it a really terrific weekend.
   The wind was about 5-10 knots straight up the reach, although it was a bit patchy at times it made for some great sailing and kept the spectators such as myself well entertained.
   The Hampton Club are to be congratulated for putting on such a great regatta. The sight of forty dinghies, Merlins, Enterprises, Comets, GP 14s, Toppers, Lasers, and even a lone Kinsman was a truly magnificent sight. Needless to say a few cruiser drivers had to change trousers after navigating through this lot.
   A big thank you to all at Hampton for their hospitality their friendliness and some great food  and of course a terrific spectacle, thank you all very very much.