A local sailing team sponsored by Tapper Funeral Service, has sailed their way to pole position in the recent J/109 UK National Championships.

The annual J-Cup regatta, which took place out on the Solent, saw Tapper’s J/109 yacht ‘Stalker’ battle against a fleet of 23 boats in a series of eight races over three days.

Steven Tapper, Joint Managing Director at Tapper Funeral Service and sailing captain, said: “As a team we have sailed together for several years and after coming third in last year’s National Championship we were more determined and focused to progress up through the J/109 rankings to claim first place.”