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16 September 2013

Wight Vodka’s Island Sailing Club Evening Race Series Wraps Up

Cowes, England

With the end of summer upon us, the final race of the Island Sailing Club’s Evening race Series finished with the competitors taking on the tactically challenging conditions off the Isle of Wight.

Chris Thomas, Sailing Secretary at the ISC, commented “The Evening Race Series is held throughout the summer and is enjoyed by all.  Each class joins this series for the competition and fun.  The prize giving at the end of the season is a great event, and people are of course looking to take home the trophies, including a bottle of Wight Vodka and Wight Vodka regatta caps for those 1st in Class winners.  Thanks to Ritu and her crew at 50° North for their continued support!”

Evening Race Chairman, Peter Dickson summarized the season’s racing, and thanked the event sponsors for their help and support.  As they collected their trophies, a number of competitors said it had been the best season’s racing ever.  Trophies were presented and the 1st in Class crews receiving a coveted bottle of Wight Vodka and the WV Regatta Caps were:

Class 1 – Minx3 skipped by Jonathan Gardiner

Class 2 – Mandarin skippered by Paul Dunstan

Class 3 – ISC Sonars – Shuffled skippered by Ian Margham

Class 3 – Sonars – Jenny skippered by Andy Cassell

Class 4 – Brassed off skippered by Paul Walker

Class 5 – Xenia skippered by Mike Till

Class 6 – Freefire 20 skippered by Tony Bedingfield

Class 7 – Wight Dragon skippered by Mark Irons

Class 1 IRC – Straight Dealer skippered by David Franks

Class 2 IRC – Innuendo skippered by Roger Swinney

Class 4 IRC – Jiminy Cricket skippered by Mike and Barbara Harrison

Ritu Manocha, owner of 50° North, the company behind the Wight Vodka brand, said “Working with Chris Thomas and Peter Dickson this season was a delight.  It is a pleasure to be part of the summer series with the Island Sailing Club, and we look forward to the tradition continuing!”

(Photo Credit: Derek Rogers)

About The Island Sailing Club

The Island Sailing Club is now in its 124th year and has been the home of visiting yachtsmen the world over.  Having continuously been described as a most enjoyable club that embraces the true spirit of the sea, it welcomes both club members and visiting yachtsmen to the beautiful clubhouse, bar and deck throughout the year.  Please visit www.islandsc.org.uk

About 50° North

50° North are the creators of Wight Vodka.  The company’s spirit and enthusiasm for the ocean, coupled with the centuries-old regatta traditions of the Isle of Wight (and of course a full appreciation of superior vodka!) culminated in the creation of the world’s smoothest, 42% ABV potato-based vodka.  One sip of Wight Vodka will make a believer out of the most discerning connoisseur, and the company welcomes your joining a unique and elite class.  www.wightvodka.com Tack & Gybe Responsibly.

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