Whitsun Pennant – Monday 27th May 2019

Quite a brisk West wind this morning blowing about 15 mph and Karen set the first beat as 5, then 8, 4, 1, 3, 2, 6, B and back through the start (she couldn’t find 7 and A in the box!)

There were 11 starters and it turned out to be a bit of a war of attrition. Simon S (Blaze) was first back through the line at the end of the first lap and the second lap and the third lap! Julian B (D-Zero) repeated the feat in 2nd place, but then retired as he had sailed an incorrect course.

The 3rd place boat on the first lap was Newton (Solo), but then he retired on the second lap!

This meant that Adrian (Rooster) who was 4th on the first lap inherited 2nd place with the retirement of Julian and Newton.

Alistair S (Laser) who was in 5th place on the first lap also retired on the second lap with the result that Rhys (4.7) who was 6th on the first lap then crossed the line in 3rd place at the end of the race.

Mike C (sailing Steve’s Solo) crossed the line in 7th place on the first lap and completed every lap finishing up 4th on the water.

Chris H (Comet) was another casualty as he missed a mark on the third lap and was disqualified.

Dave P (Mirror), Emily (Topper) and Phoebe (Oppie) satisfactorily completed two laps and then receive the finish gun.

It was a good thing Karen could not find all the numbers as no-one would have finished!

The final order on the water was – 1st Simon; 2nd Adrian; 3rd Rhys; 4th Mike C; 5th Dave P; 6th Emily; 7th Phoebe

On corrected time the result becomes – 1st Simon; 2nd Rhys; 3rd Dave p; 4th Adrian; 5th Mike C; 6th Emily; 7th Phoebe

Congratulations to Simon on winning the pennant, he was actually the only one to keep the same position throughout the race!

Thanks to Karen and the OOD Team of Maggie b, Marion T, Richard H, Sam and Stuart..