The first consistency time trial of the season produced an unexpected result when the Sherwell Memorial Trophy was won by a skipper in his first event as a member of the Club.  Campbell Durrant and his navigator Michael Laurance are no strangers to time trials on the Swan River however, having been visitors from Fremantle Sailing Club on several occasions, competing in a Bertram 51 called Blue Sky, a boat which created quite a stir each time it joined the fleet.

Now sailing another Bertram, a 25 footer called When Two Become One, Campbell displayed considerable skill when he returned a total of eight points lost, and with a zero handicap, beat all the fancied chances to take home the Sherwell Memorial Trophy.

“We thought we’d done well after we finished,” Campbell said later, “and were disappointed that a family emergency prevented me from staying at the Club for the announcements.”

Club Champion Brett Morrison and Dilana Ramirez shared least points lost with consistency champions Steve Wall and Amanda Watson, both recording four points, while Troy Dalglish and Dee Kelly also came home with a single figure scoreline, dropping just seven points.

Saturday was a perfect day for time trials, with very light winds, flat water and bright sunshine. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Full results are on