This particular Jolly Sailor has been away for a few weeks so the race reports are somewhat curtailed and having to rely on information from the race sheets..
27th September 2015
There were 15 starters and at the gun the final positions were 1st Ellen & Hadey (RS 200); 2nd David C (Laser); 3rd Steve P (Laser); 4th John H (Laser); 5th Adrian (Rooster); 6th Curtis (Laser).
Ian C (Supernova) decided to join the fun for this race (or he was completely missed in the Pursuit Race !), so there were 16 starters for the second half.
The early leader was David C (Laser) followed by Ian C, Adrian (Rooster), No number Ghost, 67268 Ghost and Steve P (Laser).
By the end of the four laps Ian had taken the lead on the water with David in second followed by another three Lasers, James, 67268, No number and Ellen & Newton (RS 200).
Curtis (Laser) disappeared after one lap and Dean & Nick (Vago),Paul W (Sport 14) and John C (Topaz) were denied the pleasure of the last lap.
The final results on handicap were 1st David; 2nd Ian; 3rd James; 4th Ellen & Newton; 5th Dave L (Laser); 6th David M (Laser). Not sure what happened to the two ghosts but they seem to have been spirited away off the leader board !
Thanks to Rod B and his OOD Team (whoever they were)
4th October 2015
There was very little wind today, but even so, 14 boats started both races.
Karen (Laser) was the only sailor to complete one lap so not surprisingly she was ahead at the gun.
Perhaps more surprising was Steve P in second place, you would think a big lad in a big boat would suffer in the light wind, but it must have been the superior quantity of canvas he managed to get up the pole in his 505 ! In third place were the all-girl crew of Hadey & Ellen in the RS 200 with 4th John W (Laser), 5th Dave I (Laser – good to see you back on the water Dave), 6th Sally (Comet).
It was also good to see Jon M back on the water, but having sold his Solo to Newton he was now out in an Enterprise. William came out top of the Toppers followed by Ben and then Joe.
In the light winds this was a two lap affair dominated by the girls. Ellen & Hadey crossed the finish line just ahead of Karen, then there was a gap back to James in 3rd, John W 4th and ominously for them Sally in 5th with Jon M 6th. Dave I and Steve P decided one lap was enough for them, but everyone else finished the course.
This time Joe took the honours in the Toppers followed by William and then Ben.
The final positions on handicap were 1st Sally; 2nd Ellen & Hadey tied with Karen; 4th James; 5th John W; 6th Joe.
What a day for the girls, three female helms in the top three places and four if you include Hadey crewing. That must be another first.
In the Pursuit Race there were also three women in the top three places !
Thanks to David C and the OOD Team
Don’t forget to sign in on the Declaration Sheet and that includes the names of crew as well as helms.
OOD Teams please put your names on the foot of the race sheet – there is a space provided.
It would be good to have the course recorded – there is a space for that as well !