Green, Apthorp foiled in Datchet blow

After establishing an overnight lead at the Mid-Winter Series at Datchet, Charles Apthorp and his National YC crew Alan Green slipped back to place second today (Sunday Jan 27) behind Simon Kneller and Dave Lucas.

Says Alan: 'Fantastic wind up to 25 -30 knot gusts, average about 18 knots. Not so good for us ... jib fell down on the first beat of the first race ; second race managed third, some more cleats letting spi fall down, and crew errors. Fail to prepare, prepare to...'

News Green, Apthorp foiled in Datchet blow