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PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:48 06 July 2010

SEVENTEEN Phantoms made the trip to the coast at Southwold for round four of the Tempera Tech/JJ Boats sponsored Phantom Eastern Series.

The weather gods were smiling and four races were held in a building northeasterly breeze.

SEVENTEEN Phantoms made the trip to the coast at Southwold for round four of the Tempera Tech/JJ Boats sponsored Phantom Eastern Series.

The weather gods were smiling and four races were held in a building northeasterly breeze.

Race officer Mike Pickles set an Olympic course providing the holidaymakers a great view of some close racing.

The first race of the Adnams sponsored event was won by Neil Fulcher, with John Wayling second and Tyler Harmsworth third.

By the start of the second race the tide had turned producing wind against tide conditions and a short chop, which made for hard work upwind and the chance to surf back downhill if you could pick the gaps in the waves. Fulcher added his second win of the day, with Nick Radley making it a Stone one-two and Harmsworth again in third.

In race three Harmsworth broke the Fulcher dominance taking the win ahead of Radley with Fulcher recovering from a poor start to take third gaining a number of places down the final two reaches.

With the race committee providing quick turnarounds between races there was enough time for a fourth race. Normal service was resumed with Fulcher taking the win ahead of Harmsworth and Simon Feilden in third.

On Monday, the course was set to the Walberswick side of the harbour giving slightly different conditions to the previous day.

With Fulcher away, the event was wide open, Harmsworth, Radley, Feilden and Wayling all in the mix.

Race five which was won by Harmsworth, with James Case taking second to jump up the leader board after a poor first day.

Feilden's challenge came to an abrupt end as his mast folded.

A depleted fleet started race six and it was Harmsworth again who took the race win ahead of Wayling and Case.

By race seven the fleet had lost a few more as the conditions continued to take their toll on both boats and bodies, Harmsworth finished the day with another win with Matthew House second ahead of James Case.

Overall Harmsworth won the event ahead of Wayling and Radley in third.

The TemperaTech/JJ Boats Phantom Eastern series now moves onto its next event at Brightlingsea SC on June 13/14.

For details go to www.phantomclass.org.uk/site/

Results: 1 Tyler Harmsworth (Shoreham SC), 2 John Wayling (Northampton SC), 3 Nick Radley (Stone SC), 4 James Case (Wells SC), 5 Neil Fulcher (Stone SC), 6 Matthew House (Royal Harwich YC), 7 James Jarvey (Hickling Broad SC), 8 Robin Hobson (Shoreham SC), 9 Simon Feilden (Hickling Broad SC), 10 Jez Taylor (Southwold SC), 11 Ian Clarke (Alton Water SC), 12Stephen Popple (Shoreham SC), 13 Alastair Glen (Shoreham SC), 14 Andy Large (Brightlingsea SC), 15 Ed Dixon (Hunts SC), 16 Ian Miller (Alton Water SC), 17 Dave Hawkins (Alton Water SC).

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