Payne brothers sail to victory.

PUBLISHED: 11:16 17 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:10 10 June 2010

THE final event of the River Exe Junior series was hosted by Starcross Yacht Club last Saturday.

THE final event of the River Exe Junior series was hosted by Starcross Yacht Club last Saturday.Boats from the four sailing clubs on the River Exe and Teign Corinthian Yacht Club, raced in the river between Starcross and Lympstone. The forecast light breeze was replaced by a brisk sea breeze blowing up the river at a good Force 4, which made for some fun and exciting racing, with a few bumps of boats and heads, thankfully all now mended.Fast fleet winners on the day were Exe SC's Payne brothers, James and George, sailing an RS 200. This excellent result left them in third place in the series overall. There was another win for Exe SC's young sailors in the slower fleet, where the Cadet of James Turl and Will Rowsell won both on the day and overall. Tim Pearce (Topper) picked up second place overall.Jen Miller, Exe SC's training officer, said: "We have seen a really good standard of sailing from all the young sailors who took part in the regatta series. I'd like to say a big thank you to all the clubs who held an event and we look forward to seeing even more juniors joining us for next year's series."During the last weekend of June, the ninth River Exe Regatta will be hosted by Exe Sailing Club when there will be racing on both days for dinghies, cruisers, sailboards and kites and a big prize sea fishing contest on the Saturday organised by Exmouth Deep Sea Fishing Club and Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club. Entries for the regatta close at noon on Wednesday 24 June so there is still time to go to the regatta website at www.river-exe-regatta.org.uk and download an entry form.

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