Sea Witch again - from start to finish

PUBLISHED: 10:36 12 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:58 17 June 2010

Monday s lugger race started off in a reasonable westerly wind but, throughout the evening, the wind dropped to a light air

Monday's lugger race started off in a reasonable westerly wind but, throughout the evening, the wind dropped to a light air.

There were two rounds of the course and nine luggers crossed the starting line together.

The first to show was Sea Witch with Cuckoo in hot pursuit.

Sea Witch arrived at the windward still in the lead from Cuckoo and Twilight away third.

As the fleet began to spread out across the bay, Paul Vine, skipper of Sea Witch, still held pole position with Cuckoo pressing. Percy Mitchell came into view, overtaking Twilight for third position.

By this time, the wind began to fall away so the race officers decided to shorten the course.

Coming up with a run into the finishing line, the Cuckoo almost caught Sea Witch but finished up a few yards short.

This is the second week Sea Witch has led the race from start to finish.

Result: 1, Sea Witch sailed by P Vine; 2, Cuckoo (G Dart); 3, Percy Mitchell (D McCrea); 4. Twilight (O Bagwell); 5, Mary (D Boalch); 6, Scrumpy (G Lockyer); 7, Moondance (G Pook).

Katherine and Puffin were out of time.

Winner by handicap: Sea Witch.

By John Mortimore

Beer Luggers

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