The annual sailing regatta for Penarth Yacht Club took place at the end of June.

The event, which took place on the weekend of June 29 and 30, saw sailors from various clubs gather, although it was going to be challenging with a forecast of little wind.

Despite the initial pessimism, the weekend saw six full races, with an exciting display of competitional spirit.

Boats of all classes raced simultaneously, using national handicaps to determine the overall results.

Still, individual class prizes were also up for grabs.

The races were marked with evenly-matched battles, leading to tiebreaks on more than one occasion.

The Enterprise class witnessed the most exciting contest between Phil Ford from Looe Sailing Club and Jeff Dyer from Penarth.

Phil, accompanied by Jane Humpage, prevailed on Saturday, but Jeff coupled with Isabel Griffiths swept Sunday's three races.

The final count had to be resolved through a tiebreak, which Jeff and Isabel won due to their victory in the last race.

The singlehanded Laser class saw another nerve-rattling face-off between Penarth YC's Savva Tretyakov and John Lapes from Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club.

Once again, the tiebreak came into play, favouring John after winning the last race.

In the general handicap fleet, Ray Lien from Cardiff Bay Yacht Club secured victory sailing a 2000 class boat, followed by Clive Bowman in his K1, and Honor Hopkin and Efa Thomas in third. The pair were learning to sail their new 29er dinghy.

The overall results placed Phil and Jane as the winners, leading Jeff and his duo of Bethan (on Saturday) and Isabel (on Sunday) by a solitary point.

John from Bristol rounded out the top three.

Post-racing on Saturday, participants and spectators settled into a jovial evening with a barbeque at the club and rhythmic music from reggae band Eden Roots.