Summer Series 12 – 18th August 2019

The forecast was for WSW winds of about 15-16 mph, but in the event it was probably only about 10-12 mph. Mike A set the first beat as A (in line with Tektona but not as far down the lake) then 2, 4 and then a slalom back down the lake with 9, 5, 8, 6, 7 and back through the start.

Pursuit Race

There were 11 starters as for last week and first away was Hadey (4.7) followed by Chris H (Comet) then Dave & Ann (Leader) followed by the four Lasers of Jon, Karen, Rick and Jamie along with Newton & Ellen in the RS200 and finally Adrian (Rooster) and Julian (D-Zero).

At the end of the first lap Chris was still ahead followed by Dave & Ann then Newton & Ellen then Hadey, Karen and Jon. At the gun the final order was -1st Julian; 2nd Chris; 3rd Newton & Ellen; 4th Jon; 5th Karen; 6thDave & Ann.

Handicap Race

Chris was suffering with an arm strain so decide to sit the second race out. First back was Julian about one minute ahead of Adrian in 2nd place, who was not far in front of Karen, then Ellen & Newton and Jon crossed the line together. Just 15 seconds later Dean & Nick crossed the line 10 seconds ahead of Rick in 7th place. A minute later Jamie came through just ahead of Dave & Ann and finally Hadey (probably wishing she had gone for a Radial rig rather than 4.7).

Julian doubled his lead on the second lap, but Adrian was still holding 2nd place. Ellen & Newton and Jon had passed Karen (but only just!) to move to 3rd and 4th.  Dean & Nick were still 6th and Rick was still 7th (again!). Behind them the only change was Dave & Ann passing Jamie. Hadey received the gun at the end of the lap.

The only changes on the last lap were Julian increasing his lead to 3 minutes, Karen repassing Jon to take 4th and Jamie repassing Dave & Ann to take 8th. The final order on the water was – 1st Julian; 2nd Adrian; 3rd Ellen & Newton; 4th Karen; 5th Jon; 6th Dean & Nick.

On corrected time the order changes to – 1st Julian; 2nd Karen; 3rd Jon; 4th Ellen & Newton; 5th Dean & Nick; 6th Dave & Ann

Thanks to Mike A and the OOD Team of Bob H, Colin H, also to Doug H, Mike C and Roland L who volunteered at the last minute.