Walter and Ettershank roll with the punches to claim major title for a third time

Annette Walter and Michael Ettershank were the winners of Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club's Punchbowl Trophy.

Annette Walter and Michael Ettershank were the winners of Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club's Punchbowl Trophy. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club's Punchbowl Trophy will remain the property of Annette Walter and Mike Ettershank as they picked up their third victory in the competition.

Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club's punchbowl race was fast and frenetic as usual.

Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club's punchbowl race was fast and frenetic as usual. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

The three-hour pursuit race involved changing over helms at the end of each lap, providing much fun for the juniors, a challenge for the oldies and many photo opportunities for the assembled crowd.

Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club's punchbowl race was fast and frenetic as usual.

Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club's punchbowl race was fast and frenetic as usual. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

Sheila Stowe and Charles Adams in another comet kept pace with the eventual winners for the early part of the race but gradually dropped back.

The supernova team of David Lambert and Alan Campbell came though towards the end to claim second place.

The junior trophy at WGC Sailing Club's punchbowl race was won by Angelo and Francis Hansen.

The junior trophy at WGC Sailing Club's punchbowl race was won by Angelo and Francis Hansen. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

The junior trophy was won by Angelo and Francis Hansen after some very close racing throughout. Oscar and Ned Hayward were second with Pranay and Nick Evans in third place.

Walter and Ettershank also collected the WGC Centenary Trophy with awards and medals going to all those in podium positions.

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