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!