Sailing: Donalds dominate Isle of Wight race

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Malcolm Donald, the long-time campaigner, was rewarded for his devotion to the Folkboat class yesterday when, in Celia Mary, he beat his son, Richard, to win the Gold Roman Bowl, the premier prize in a Round the Island Race yesterday, writes Stuart Alexander. Richard Donald, with Simon Osgood, took overall second place for the second year in succession in Charlotte Sometimes. The pair pushed Spen King's Impala 28, Burhou, into third place. Across the line, just over five-and-a-half hours after they started, the American David Scully's 65ft trimaran Lakota pipped Britain's Stephen Fein and Jo Richards in the 28ft catamaran Full Pelt by just three minutes. But a glorious day was marred by the death of Robert Watson on his Etchells 22, Arabella. He was flown to the Royal Navy hospital at Hasler, Portsmouth, but was dead on arrival.

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