Cobley Series 5 – 6th October 2019

It was another windy Sunday morning with a 16 mph West wind and gust of 30 + mph, which resulted in a number of capsizes. Richard S set the first beat to 5 then 2, 3, 8, 6, 7 and back through the start.

Pursuit Race

Only six starters this morning with four Lasers, a Comet and a Leader. At the end of the first lap Jon had come through to take the lead with early starter Chris hanging on to 2nd place. Dave & Ann in their Leader were lying 3rd with Frans 4th. At the gun the final positions were –

1st Jon; 2nd Dave & Ann; 3rd Franz; 4th Chris; 5th Alistair S and 6th Rick.

Handicap Race

No dropouts for the second race and again Jon (Laser) was first back through the line about one minute ahead of Dave & Ann (Leader), who were two minutes ahead of Rick (Laser) in 3rd place. Chris (Comet), Alistair (Laser) and Franz (Laser) crossed the line fairly close together.

On the second lap there was no change in order at the front of the race, but Franz had moved up three places to 3rd position. Rick was now 4th with Alistair 5th and Chris not far behind him in 6th place.

On the last lap Jon went for a dip, but quickly recovered and kept his position and Dave & Ann were just rounding 6 when they caught a strong gust but managed to survive. Roland popped in the clubhouse to check the wind strength which was showing 35 mph! There were no actual changes in position, so the finishing order was –

1st Jon; 2nd Dave & Ann; 3rd Franz; 4th Rick; 5th Alistair; 6th Chris.

On corrected time the only change is Chris leapfrogging Rick and Alistair to move up to 4th place.

Thanks to Richard S and the OOD Team of Aileen, Eva, John R, Julian W, Nick J, Nick M and Roland L.