A SCHEDULED new trophy event was shelved over the weekend due to low numbers of competitors following a weather warning, but Mark Downer showed his sailing rivals a thing or two with his clean sweep of comfortable victories.

With eight boats taking part on Saturday, and with no racing on Sunday because of strong winds forecast, it was decided to hold a standard racing weekend.

The first of three races was won comfortably by Mark Downer’s grey spinnaker, with Mike Toogood, in contention for a while, second.

A re-started second race began with racers very close, but again, Downer proved too strong for the rest of the fleet and soon developed a huge lead to win.

The third and final race of the day saw Downer well out front again, with his wife, Jo, the closest of the chasing fleet.