IT was cup race weekend for members of the North Devon Yacht Club at Instow. The fast Cats raced for the Woolworth Paddle, while the Sprint 15s contested the I.G.B.Trophy. Racing on Saturday was a lack lustre affair, with light wind making sailing tediou

IT was cup race weekend for members of the North Devon Yacht Club at Instow.

The fast Cats raced for the Woolworth Paddle, while the Sprint 15s contested the I.G.B.Trophy.

Racing on Saturday was a lack lustre affair, with light wind making sailing tedious at times.

By the end of the day Barry Vincent, Rob Way and crew Penny Slee were in poll position.

Sunday's racing looked doubtful as a sea mist had rolled in, but the sun burned through and the first race started shortly after midday.

Once again it was Way and Slee who set the pace, coming first and ended up overall winners of the Woolworth Paddle. Sam Heaton was second with John Mitchell and John Barnett third.

Keith Heason was on form in the Sprint 15 racing on Sunday, recording two convincing wins in two races. But Barry Vincent claimed the I.G.B. trophy, having recorded two firsts and two seconds over the weekend. Dave Warren came second and Dane Stanley third.

Sunday racing the previous weekend saw Alix Raymont sail a tacitly perfect race to finish in first place. He is probably the youngest sailor ever to win a Sunday series race.