FATHER and son Nigel and Gavin Tullett came out on top after a bumper weekend of racing by the Royal Windermere Yacht Club’s Flying Fifteen fleet.

Crewing 'Niffty,' the family duo won both Saturday races in strong south westerly breezes on the South Lake which made for challenging conditions.

In the first race, ‘Flying Ferrett’ (helmed by the Commodore’s daughter Emma and crewed by Stephen Wilson) came second and ‘Felix Felicis’ (Julian Newman and Amanda Wilson) came third.

In the second of the day’s races, the Tulletts again triumphed while second and third places were reversed.

On Sunday, the wind had abated and moved to a more variable west south westerly direction.

In the first race, a close battle developed between ‘Niffty’ (helmed again by Nigel Tullett but this time crewed by Keith Jamieson) and ‘Pitch Perfect’ (helmed by Dave Heron, crewed by Chris Ducker).

At the finishing gun, ‘Niffty’ edged to victory with ‘Felix Felicis’ (Julian Newman, Amanda Wilson) in third.

The second of Sunday’s races saw ‘Powderhound’ (helmed by John Pollard) take a surprise lead before being overhauled by ‘Pitch Perfect’ with ‘Niffty’ second and ‘Felix Felicis’ third.

The club’s dinghy fleet raced three times last week, with the first race in a light wind on Thursday seeing ‘Short and Sweet’ (helmed by Richard Thompson, crewed by Anna Clough) edged out by a GP 14 helmed by Becky Thomas and crewed by Tim Bosely, with Nigel Hutchinson third in his Solo 'UltraSONIC.'

In Sunday’s first race, ‘Spirit’ (John Richardson, Stephen Wilson) pulled out a good lead but then sailed to the wrong mark and lost the lead to Pat McVey (also in a GP14).

‘Spirit’ could not recover and came in second with ‘UltraSONIC’ again third.

The second race proved an exciting one and ‘Spirit’ crossed the line first but ‘UltraSONIC’ was close enough to win by five seconds on handicap.

In third place was another GP helmed by Pat McVey and crewed by Angela Green.

There was no racing for the Windermere Class 17 Foot fleet on Saturday owing to the high winds.