FROSTBITE SERIES A CLOSE RUN THING UP TO THE LAST RACE!
The outcome of the 2016 Open Frostbite Series was in the balance right up until the final race and in the end only 3 points separated the top 3 positions – the closest finish for many years!
The series was plagued by very light winds throughout but, even so, there was a total entry of twenty boats. It is much to the credit of the various race officers involved that all twelve races were completed on schedule.
The visitors took the top two positions with Gareth Morris (Gresford) and John Purdie in their GP14 maintaining a narrow lead to take overall honours from Mark Nield (Chester) and Jeanette Davies in an Enterprise. Third place went to Dave Turtle (Shotwick) and Huw Jones in their Fireball.
First junior was Kieren Lewis in his Optimist in 6th place. However, he would have been much higher in the rankings if he had competed in more races (too busy training for the RYA squad!).
It was very unusual that in the top 10 there were 9 different classes.