CASTLE Cove Sailing Club hosted two competitions in a busy week for the club.

The first was open to all keelboats and was decided by the results of two races held in late May.

Fourteen boats took part and the winner of the Cove Cup for keelboats was Carol Green in Selene, with Paul Calver in Buckshot taking second place.

The second was for dinghies and was also decided on the basis of races held on two days last weekend as four races featured 15 boats.

Overall winner of the Cove Cup for dinghies was Ben Hawkes in a Contender, with last year’s winner, Lucy Bishop in a Laser, in second place.

While these competitions were underway a group from the ladies’ sailing section of the club was in Calabria, Italy, at Airone Beachclub run by Neilson.

The group of eight enjoyed a wide range of watersports available in the resort.

One of the group, Tony Dobbs, said: “The weather was excellent and we all had a great time.

“The sailing conditions were sometimes extreme, with winds of 30 knots, but were mostly good.

“The mild water of the Ionian Sea made a pleasant contrast to that currently found in Portland Harbour.”

There were also plenty of other activities for the group which included mountain and road biking, tennis and a climbing wall, to name a few.

The group managed some competitive successes of their own on and offshore.

Grace Martin won the group’s regatta competition before John Christmas emerged triumphant in a mini tennis tournament.