Summer Series 2 – 2nd June 2019

The wind this morning was about 14-15 mph from the SSW, although it did keep veering from SW to West during the races. John W set the first beat to A (just North of No 2) then 1, 5, 8, 6, 7 and back through the start.

Pursuit Race

There were 20 starters and Chris H (Comet) and Rhys (4.7) were first away followed by the Leaders of Sally & Mike C and Nev & Mike, the Radials of Cecilia, Ed and Mike A and the Solo of Steve S.

However, the wind was too strong to enable them to fend of the later starting fast boats and at the gun the order was –

1st Simon (Blaze); 2nd Newton & Ellen (RS200); 3rd Mike Tr (Laser); 4th Mark B (Laser); 5th Richard S (Laser); 6th Karen (Laser)

Handicap Race

First back through the line was guess who? Simon B, already one minute ahead of Mark B, who in turn was 30 seconds ahead of Ellen & Newton in 3rd place. Mike Tr and Ed crossed the line together battling for 4th place with Karen not far behind in 6th. Just behind Karen, James (Laser), Jon (Laser) and Adrian (Rooster) were very close to one another competing for the 7th spot with Richard S just behind them. Nev & Mike (Leader) were next through the line in 11th place and they were 30 seconds ahead of Mike A (Radial), Steve S (Solo), . Rhys (4.7) and the second Leader of Mike C & Sally in the battle for 12th position. Then there was a slight gap back to Ralph, Rick and Jeremy in Lasers and Chris H (Comet). Cecilia (Radial) had capsized and gamely got going again only to capsize once more and wisely decide to retire.

On the second lap Ellen & Newton passed Mark to move up to 2nd and Adrian moved up five places to 4th position. Richard S moved up two places to 8th. Mike A capsized by pulling the boat over on top of himself and then drifted into the buoy line whilst righting the boat. Mike C & Sally got past him and Rhys to move to 14th,but Ralph passed them all to take 13th place. Rick moved up one place courtesy of Mike’s catastrophe and Jeremy gained another place by getting past Rick.

At the end of the third lap there was no change in the order of the first three, but Mike Tr had regained 4th spot from Adrian. The 6th to 8th positions, Karen, James and Richard S, remained the same, but Nev & Mike moved up two to 9th place by passing Jon and Ed. Fellow Leader sailors Mike C and Sally also gained two places by passing Steve s and Rhys.  Behind them there were no further changes in position.

The last and fourth lap saw Simon B crossing the line to take the victory well clear of Ellen & Newton in 2nd place. Mark and Mike Tr held on to 3rd and 4th with |James passing Karen and Adrian to take 5th position. Richard S also got past Karen to move up one place to 7th. Further back Ed repassed Nev & Mike to take 10th place and Steve repassed Ralph to move to 13th. Jeremy gained another place by passing Rhys.

The final order on the water was – 1st Simon; 2nd Ellen & Newton; 3rd Mark; 4th Mike Tr; 5th James; 6th Adrian

On corrected time this changes to – 1st Simon; 2nd Ellen & Newton; 3rd Mark; 4th Mike Tr; 5th James; 6th Ed

So actually not much of a change at all!

Thanks to SOOD John W and the OOD Team of Brian M, Jill G, Paul R and Richard C.