Cobley Series 4 – 29th September 2019

There was a general warning of gale force winds and a forecast for RG4 of a SW wind of 22 mph and gusts far higher, which reduced the fleet to just six brave souls. In fact, on the day the wind was about 14 mph with gusts of around 20 mph, so still quite frisky but not as strong as forecast. Julian B set the first beat to 3 then 4, 8, 6, 7 and back through the start.

Pursuit Race

By the end of the first lap Jon (Laser) was leading early starter Chris H (Comet) with Mike Tr (Laser) in 3rd place and looming up behind them Simon in his Blaze already past James and Rick in Lasers.

At the gun the final order was – 1st Simon; 2nd Jon; 3rd Mike Tr; 4th James; 5th Chris; 6th Rick

Handicap Race

Everyone stayed on the water for this race and first back through the line was Mike Tr about 20 seconds ahead of Jon who crossed the line just in front of Simon. James was 4th about 30 seconds ahead of Rick with Chris crossing about one minute after Rick.

On the second lap Simon took the lead with Mike in 2nd place, but only by 5 seconds from Jon. Behind them there was no change in the order, but James and Rick had edged slightly further ahead of Chris, which was not surprising considering Chris was in a Comet and they were in Lasers.

The third lap saw no change in position and there was only one change on the fourth lap as Jon pipped Mike for 2nd place by just 10 seconds.

The order on the water was – 1st Simon; 2nd Jon; 3rd Mike; 4th James; 5th Rick; 6th Chris.

On corrected time the only change is Chris leapfrogging Rick to move up to 5th.

Thanks to Julian B and the OOD Team of Chris S, Karen, Nick J and Nigel J.