WALTON and Frinton Yacht Club’s Hullabaloo VX won the prestigious Commodores’ Cup at Burnham-on-Crouch.

The impressive silver trophy was awarded to the winning IRC yacht, during the Burnham Regatta on the Crouch estuary.

Hullabaloo XV’s skipper and owner, David Evans, put in a fantastic performance to win the two-and-a-half hour race by four-and-a-half minutes on corrected time.

Evans was ably assisted by his crew of Ed Evans, on the foredeck, and Rupert Brown and Nick Evans, working the cockpit, with Molly Brown, Charlie Rainbird and Ian Hurst making up the remainder of the crew.

The race was held in hot sunshine, but a very light breeze.

Evans and his crew had to concentrate from start to finish to gain maximum advantage and stay out of the fast-running tide.

Lots of short tacking close to the riverbank made hard work for the cockpit crew, but they stuck to their task admirably.

With a spinnaker run over the finish line in front of the Royal Corinthian Yacht, Hullabaloo finished second over the water, but with enough in hand on handicap to win the race.

It is the fourth time Evans has won the Commodores’ Cup with Hullaballo XV - a trophy that has been won by many renown yachts and skippers over the years, including former Prime Minister Edward Heath with Morning Cloud back in the 1970s.