Two's company for Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club's youth fleet

Oscar and Paul Hayward of Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club in the double hander.

Oscar and Paul Hayward of Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club in the double hander. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club's youth fleet opted to change the game in their latest races by crewing the boats in pairs.

Each craft is usually sailed solo but the double-hander action saw Oscar and Paul Hayward prevail over Angelo and Francis Hansen in the first of the Autumn Pursuit Series.

Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club's Roger Morse demonstrating how to maximise sail area downwind when single handed.

Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club's Roger Morse demonstrating how to maximise sail area downwind when single handed. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

They were were caught and overtaken by the fast fleet in both races, the first of which being dominated by Alan Campbell who finished way ahead of second place Roger Morse and Charles Adams, both of whom demonstrating how to maximize sail area when running in light winds when single handed.

There was an extremely close finish to the pursuit race at Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club.

There was an extremely close finish to the pursuit race at Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

In the better wind of the second race Campbell again claimed first place but only caught the leaders in the last few minutes.

There was an extremely close finish to the pursuit race at Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club.

There was an extremely close finish to the pursuit race at Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

Morse was again second, but this time only by less than a boat length ahead of Adams who had led in his slower boat until the very last.

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