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Patton completes first Series victory

Campbell Patton claimed top honours in the JLT Winter Series Gold Fleet after he held off Peter Dill on the final weekend of racing in the Great Sound.

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s series concluded with five races in near perfect sailing conditions in both the Gold and Silver fleet.

Patton took home his first series victory in the 15 boat Gold fleet, winning the fourteen race Series II with 45 points, with Dill hot on his heels in second with 51 points.

Matilda Nicholls was third with 70 points.

In the tightly packed 14 boat Silver fleet, George Buckely edged out Adriana Pennruddocke by two points by capturing three bullets out of the five races on Sunday.

Alice Reeves was a close third after breaking a tie with Thomas Pennruddoke.

Both were only two points back from second place with 36 points.

The Combined Trophy, which bundles both series I and II and both Gold and Silver fleets, was won by Campbell Patton by a comfortable margin over 28 other sailors. Matilda Nicholls was second and Kieran Swan was third.

Steve Arrowsmith, Chairman of JLT Insurance Management was on hand to present the prizes to the winning sailors along with RBYC Rear Commodore Leatrice Roman.

A total of 29 sailors took part in the series which began earlier in the month.

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Published March 27, 2012 at 2:00 am (Updated March 27, 2012 at 9:37 am)

Patton completes first Series victory

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