KIMBERLEY and Tim Eastaugh (Fireball) were victorious as the annual Castle Cove Sailing Club Novice races were held on Saturday under quite changeable conditions, with wind speeds ranging from 0 to 15 knots.

These competitions are open to all helmsmen and crew who have never won one of the club’s trophy races.

During the last five years, the dinghy competition has been won by cadets, and this year the ‘grown ups’ were keen to make amends.

Two races were held; one for keelboats, the other for dinghies, there are two different start times and different courses for these two classes.

Only one keelboat took part – Eagle – which therefore was the winner of that class.

The dinghy class was more competitive with 19 starters, and for some it was their first race and it is a tribute to them that everyone finished the course.

Lucy Bishop, the race official, said: “Well done to everyone who took part in the novice race. The sun shone and the race started and finished in perfect wind. In the dinghies, the Novice Cup has been taken from the cadets after at least five years of youth victories.”

The top three dinghies saw Kimberley and Tim Eastaugh (Fireball) beat Nicola Richards (Optimist) with Grace Martin (Laser) in third.