Summer Series 7 – 14th July 2019

It was quite a light wind this morning, about 5-8mph from the Ne, but shifting considerably. Mike T used a Tektona start with a first mark A then 5, 3, 2, 4 and back through the start.

Pursuit Race

There were 12 starters and first away was Lucy in her Topper followed by Chris H (Comet) then Chris A (Solo) and Sally & Mike (Leader). At the end of the first lap Chris H was leading with Newton &Ellen (RS200) up to 2nd with Chris A 3rd and the Lasers of Jess, Jon, Thomas, Rick and John W following. At the gun the final positions were –

1st Newton & Ellen; 2nd Chris H; 3rd Jon; 4th Jess; 5th Paul & Nev (RS200); 6th Chris A

Handicap Race

For the second race, Lucy dropped out, but Joe joined in, so the numbers remained the same.

In the light shifty conditions, there were only two laps and at the end of the first Jess was leading Jon by one minute with Adrian in 3rd, just ahead of Ellen & Newton. Rick came through in 4th closely followed by Paul & Nev and Joe (Laser). Chris A, Chris H and Sally & Mike crossed the line in a tight group with John W and Thomas a further 30 seconds back.

Jess held on to her lead and crossed the finish in 1st place with no change in the next three positions. Paul & Nev leapfrogged Rick to cross in 5th place and Chris A got past Joe to take 7th. There were no other changes in position, so the finishing order was – 1st Jess; 2nd Jon; 3rd Adrian; 4th Ellen & Newton; 5th Paul & Nev; 6th Rick   

On corrected time the order changes to – 1st Jess; 2nd Jon; 3rd Chris H; 4thllen & Newton; 5th Chris A; 6th Adrian

Thanks to Mike T and the OOD Team of Jan & Paul H, Phil M and Stuart