Dennys rule the waves at the Hot Cross Bun Trophy series
There was a good turn out for the St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association’s Hot Cross Bun Trophy series at Lackford Lake, on Easter Sunday.
The wind was very light and shifty, which provided some challenging, close racing and numerous place changes on the figure of eight course.
In the first, race there was a great battle between the three Lasers of Joh Holmefjord, Mike Senior and Mike Steele, which struggled to get clear of the Enterprises of Carl Day/Alan Shaw and visitors Richard and Maureen Denny.
On the final lap, Holmefjord looked to have secured a comfortable lead but the wind filled in from astern, allowing the fleet to concertina again. Steele slipped through to the front and appeared to be set to take line honours, however, a final spurt by Senior, just before the line, resulted in a dead heat.
The Enterprises finished not far behind the Lasers, giving them a clear victory on handicap with the Dennys first and the Day/Shaw team second.
In the second race, Senior led from the start and managed to hang on to finish first ahead of the chasing pack. The Dennys once again showed mastery of the light conditions and finished shortly after, giving them another first on handicap to secure the Hot Cross Bun Trophy, with Senior second and Steele third.