THE North Devon Yacht Club in Instow held a catamaran TT meeting at the weekend, with 16 boats competing in Spitfire" and Shadow" classes. These boats are the most up to date and fastest on the water, achieving speeds of up to 30 knots, and perfect con

THE North Devon Yacht Club in Instow held a catamaran TT meeting at the weekend, with 16 boats competing in "Spitfire" and "Shadow" classes. These boats are the most up to date and fastest on the water, achieving speeds of up to 30 knots, and perfect conditions and steady winds throughout the weekend gave thrilling sailing. In the Spitfire fleet, visitors Chris Sproat and Georgina Burke from Stokes Bay Sailing Club won all five races, for a convincing win overall. The three visiting boats took the leading three places, with the top local spot going to Nick and Sera Williams who finished fourth overall. The only serious local challenge to top spot in any race was made by Rosanna Jury crewed by dad Paul, who missed the first day's sailing, but led the fleet at the first mark in Race 4, only to be overhauled by Chris Sproat to finish the race in second. The Shadow fleet also had a fast and exciting series, won in the end by Olly Harris from Weston Sailing Club. Results: Spitfire- 1st Chris Sproat, Georgina Burke (Stokes Bay), 2nd Jonathan Hutchings, Gilly Green (Pagham S.C), 3rd Alex Farr, Marcelle Newbald (Stokes Bay)Shadow - 1st Olly Harris (Weston s.c.), 2nd Phil Neal (Rutland), 3rd Dave Lowe (Rutland)