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Peckham clinches ‘A’ Series victory

Giles Peckham put one hand on the Vrengen Gold Cup after clinching the seven race ‘A’ Series in the International One Design (IOD) during day four of Bacardi Bermuda International Invitational Race Week (BIIRW).

Giles, who represents the Daring fleet from Cowes, England, clinched the series by a three-point margin over nearest rival Jan Petter Roed. Local skipper George Cubbon, who is due to compete in next month’s Marion to Bermuda Race, rounded off the podium finishers.

It was inaccurately reported in Tuesday’s

Gazette that Roed had won the ‘A’ Series when in fact this wasn’t the case.

Past Vrengen Gold Cup winner Giles currently holds a three-point lead over nearest rival Paul Manning after two races in the ‘B’ Series.

Clinching the BW Walker Memorial Cup in the J105s was James MacDonald who finished two points ahead of local skipper Trevor Boyce at the completion of the 12 race series. Chuck Millican rounded off the top three respectively.

It was inaccurately reported that Boyce had won the BIIRW title in the J105s when in fact he did not.

Sean Evans leads the Laser fleet after seven races. Evans (13) holds a three-point lead over nearest rival Malcolm Smith (18) with Brett Wright (28) a further ten points adrift in third.

Racing has been completed in the Etchells fleet. However, the eventual winner of the KF Trimingham Trophy could not be determined at press time due to an ongoing protest.

Provisional results show William Thompson as the leader at the completion of the 12 race series followed by Mark Watson III and Tim Patton in second and third respectively. Patton is making his 40th appearance in BIIRW this year.

Earlier this week the team of Stevie Dickinson and Pat Young retained their BIIRW title in the Comets while youngsters Chase Cooper (Gold Fleet) and Jay Hall (Silver Fleet) reigned supreme in the Optimist dinghy.

This year marked the first time the Optimist have appeared in BIIRW with participants competing in a sister regatta sponsored by Alternative Energy Systems (Bermuda) Ltd.

BIIRW continues today with sailing in the IODs (Alpha Course) and Laser (Bravo Course) fleets.

The J105s have returned to Bacardi Bermuda International Invitational Race Week following a one year absence (Photo Paul Robbins)

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Published May 02, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 01, 2013 at 8:17 pm)

Peckham clinches ‘A’ Series victory

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