Afloat: Francis and Male seal Castle Cove Cup

THRIVING IN THE WILD CONDITIONS: Kevin Francis and Phil Male

THRIVING IN THE WILD CONDITIONS: Kevin Francis and Phil Male

First published in Sport by , Afloat

MORE than 15 boats made their way out into Portland Harbour for the Castle Cove Sailing Club Cup.

Bringing with it very windy and gusty conditions, the course had upwind legs, challenging downwind legs and good reaches.

Kevin Francis and Phil Male, on their Osprey, thrived in the wild conditions as they achieved a second and two firsts, to win the cup by just one point.

The youth sailors also made the most of the hard conditions and were well represented.

Cadet Emma Bishop (CCSC), who won the slow handicap class at the Wey-mouth Regatta, was out again completing all three races and finishing a very respectable third place in her Laser 4.7.

Also out was Weymouth Sailing Club cadet Alexandra Stevenson, 14, on her Laser Radial who retired early as she was finding the conditions quite challenging.

Stevenson thought it was prudent to complete the sail back to Weymouth before the conditions worsened.

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