Rob Greenhalgh is the winner of the first edition of the Mark Foy Trophy. He had already won everything in the world of skiffs – winner of the JJ Giltinan in18 foot skiffs as well as European championships in the same class and also world champion on international 14 foot – he confirms his place among the most famous sailors of this sport.
The last day of racing was held in ideal Breton conditions: sun, no sea and a westerly wind 13 to 15 knots. Rob Greenhalgh was in first place – at ease with light or more sustained wind – followed by the Australians on Asko and the Danish on GP Covers.
The second race of the day, the eleventh one of the Mark Foy Trophy despite rather hard conditions, saw three Australian teams take the lead and hold on for the trifecta: Grant Rollerson on Slam first, Dan Wilson on Asko second and Trevor Barnabas third.
Once again, the Yacht Club de Carnac has lived up to its reputation for organising prestige international championships. The flag of the club was handed over to Don Roach, the president of the Double Bay Club in Sydney where the Australian 18 foot skiff league is located, by the president of the Yacht Club de Carnac, Yves Rouillard, as a sign of friendship and exchanges between the two clubs: the YCC will welcome the Mark Foy Trophy again in three years following Sydney and San Francisco.
View Results here – Mark Foy Trophy Results table