Andy Couch crowned Solo 2014 Nations Trophy Champion, Lake Garda Italy

 

Andy Couch has taken overall victory at this years Solo Nations Trophy in Italy sailing his Epoxy infused Boon Solo 5418. He opened his account on day one winning the first race of the event, closely followed up by two 3rds placing him in 2nd overall behind defending champion Charlie Cumbley.

Day 2, arrived and Andy posted a 2nd in the first race followed by two more race wins in the afternoon. This left him overall leader on count back after day two and 6 races.

All was left to be decided on the last day. Andy came out of the start line to a clear win in race one showing devastating upwind pace that he had shown throughout the weekend across all conditions. He now had his points in the bag with four 1sts a 2nd and a 3rd.

The only opponent that could still mathematically take the win was Charlie Cumbley. Race 2 of the last day again saw Andy take the lead at the first mark, however with his points now in the bag he chose to keep a close eye out on Charlie and prevent this scenario from happening.

Andy has been working hard towards this event since the start of the season, and with a little of our help is a very deserving winner in a field of past multiple champions. Very very well done Andy.

The Boon Epoxy Solo was introduced in late 2007 early 2008, winning its first ever National Championship that year.  Since then the boat has gone through a number of updates and production changes and has continued its on going development to win against some tough competition.

It has stayed at the front of one of the UKs toughest and most competitive fleets  winning the Nationals/Nations Trophy ….2008 Torquay, 2009 North berwick, 2010 Felpham, 2011 Abersoch and now 2014 Lake Garda.

 

Congratulations Andy Couch Class Champion!

 

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Solos, Andy Couch takes wins at Port Dinorwic & Yorkshire Dales.

Andy Couch sailing his Epoxy Resin Infused Boon Solo 5418 took line honours this weekend at the Yorkshire Dales Solo Open Meeting. He counted 1, 1, 3, 4. to take line honours overall.

This follows on from an overall win at Port Dinorwic Solo Open a couple of weeks ago with 2 sharp bullets against strong competition from Mike Sims and Andy Tunnicliffe on what proved to be testing day for all.

Andys next stop will be Lake Garda for the Nations Trophy next week.

Good Luck Andy.

GP14 National Championships Weymouth 2014

Mike Senior and Andy “Taxi” Davis took 2nd overall sailing Boon Epoxy Resin Infused GP14 14123. They are a new team in the GP14 and have proved to be a strong combination.

They sailed 14123 generously loaned to them days before the event by Ian Sinclair former Class President. Powered by a new set of HD sails Mike and Andy counted a race win and three 2nd places along with a 6th to finish 2nd overall.
After Fridays opening three races Mike said “we were seriously quick”. Well Done!

Its the 4th National Championships the Boon Epoxy hull has competed in since its launch in 2010 and has proved to be a consistent performer at the highest level, having won the title followed by 2 seconds and a third, never been outside the top 3 overall.

GP14 Inland Championships

Well done to Sam Watson & Andy Hunter at the recently held GP14 Inland Championships on their 2nd overall.

They continue their successful march on the GP14 class sailing Boon built GP14 14132, they are showing outstanding pace across all conditions.

Well done lads.