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Leander Trophy 2003 - Naval Point Club Lyttelton Harbour 6-9 March

Congratulations to this years contest winners Steve Hogg and Neill Wood in R581, Stagecoach. The moderate easterly conditions on the last two afternoons suited the setup of the Wellington boat. Auckland's Tim Bartlet and Simon Ganley were second in Dimension Polyant, with Dan Leech and Steve Fortune (Canterbury) third in Liquid.

Read the event summary and daily reports day 1, day 2, day 3 & day 4.

Leander Trophy and Sprint Series Results and entries.

The Sprint Series short course racing held on Sunday afternoon (9 March 2003), by the Coastguard at Naval Point Lyttelton, was won by the local lads, Dan Leech and Steve Fortune. Who put on a skillful display in the short course racing. Several hundred spectators were treated to an exciting exposition of close high speed racing along the rock wall. With music, commentary, Mr Whippy and close racing the event was a huge success. Listen to Chappy's Supercup Sprint Series pre race briefing and see some fantastic photos taken by Doug Gale and edited by Philip Asti Royds. Flight 1, Flight 2 and the Finals.

If anyone has any digital video of the sprints please contact us as we're trying to get together a DVD of the event.

A series of images of most of the skiffs on shore.

Trophies

Thank-you to Commander Rex Edwards from HMNZS Pegasus for presenting the trophies in the 53rd Leander Trophy National Championships. Here is his prizegiving address.

Special thanks to Ross May, Paul Pritchett for their skilled running of the racing programme. Peter Cropp, Pat McQuire, John Kypers, Alan Holliway and Todd for rescue boat and other duties. And especially Sheryl MacGibbon for overall organisation and management of this excellent event.

Stagecoach's Steve Hogg and Neill Wood with the Leander Trophy

Leander 2003 Winners Steve Hogg and Neill Wood

Leander 2003 Sprint Series.
This is is the crush at the bottom mark.

Leander Sprint Series - The crush at the bottom mark.

First day rigging

First Day Rigging

Dan Leech's foils with Paul MacIntosh looking on

Dan Leech's foils with Paul MacIntosh looking on.