Spring Series 1 &2; 2021

Spring Series 1 – 4th April 2021

It was a light wind for the first race of the 2021 Spring Series. Ron and Jewels had volunteered to run the race and there were 12 starters including Paul Waterman in his Morbic12, a new addition to the racing classes at RSC. The Morbic12 is a traditional clinker built boat with a gaff rigged mainsail and it looked very nice.

Pursuit Race

The light wind favoured the early starters and Aileen in her Comet made a fine start to the Spring Series by taking the victory ahead of Chris H also sailing a Comet. Hugh was the first of the Lasers in 3rd place with Newton &Sam RS 200 in 4th and Dave & Ann in their Leader 5th with Darren in another Laser in 6th place.

Handicap Race

Because of the light wind this turned out to be a one lap race with Lasers taking the first three places on the water.

1st Mark; 2nd Darren; 3rd Hugh; Equal 4th Newton & Sam RS200 and Chris H Comet; 6th Jon Laser.

However,r on corrected time the order becomes –

1st Mark; 2nd Chris H; 3rd Darren; 4th Aileen; 5th Emily 4.7; 6th Hugh.

Thanks to Ron & Jewels, Adrian B, Hilary and Mike C for managing the races.

Spring Series 2 – 11th April 2021

Sam & Newton stepped up to the plate today, ably assisted by Ann & Dave L.

There were even more startersthis week with 18 boats taking to the water.  

Pursuit Race

Karen Radial managed to stay ahead of the full rig Lasers to take 1st place at the gun, as did Chris H Comet to take 2nd place.  Then the next four places were all Lasers with Mark leading Jon, Mike T and Ralph.

Handicap Race

With a bit more wind and a shortish coursethis turned out to be a six lapper and a Laser benefit.

The order on the water was –

1st Mike T; 2nd Darren; 3rd Mark all in full rig Lasers; 4th Karen Radial; 5th Jon and 6th James in two more Lasers.

On corrected time the 4.7s of Emily and Rhys get into the act with the final positions as-

1st Mike T; 2nd Karen; 3rd Darren; 4th Emily; 5th Mark; 6th Rhys