This year's Osprey Wilkinson Sword (WS) series was tight at the top, with the result staying open all the way to the final event. A variety of helms and crews had won individual WS events throughout the season, so the scores were tight.
Rutland on October 28/29 was to be the decider. In strong winds Terry Curtis/ Peter Greig took the win to secure their third successive Wilkinson Sword series. Curtis and Greig this year won events at both ends of the season, at Mounts Bay and Rutland. In second place Alistair Raynard and Rob Burdekin were just three points behind, and their highlight was their win at the Inlands at Carsington, their home club.