Spring Series 5 – 9th May 2021

Another windy Sunday morning with a S-SSW wind which was around 15-18 mph. Mike T set a long beat down to 3 then 2, 4, 9, 5, 6, 7 and back through the start.

Pursuit Race

There were 11 starters and at the end of the first lap early starter Ron (Mirror) was still leading from Chris H (Comet), but they were rapidly being caught by Paul R in his Aero 7 followed by a Karen (Radial) and Newton & Sam (RS200).

At the gun the final order was –

1st Paul R; 2nd Karen; 3rd Darren (Laser); 4th Jon (Laser); 5th Newton & Sam (RS200); 6th Chris H

Handicap Race

Everyone stayed on for the second race and first back across the line was Paul R one minute ahead of Darren in 2nd place, closely followed by Newton & Sam and Jon. Karen was 30 seconds further back in 5th place and then there was a slight gap before the Lasers of James and Adrian came through contesting 6th place. Emily (4.7) and Chris H were having a good battle with only one second splitting them across the line with Rick (Laser) about 30 seconds behind them and Ron in his Mirror bringing up the rear of the fleet.

Paul increased his lead on the second lap and Newton & Sam passed Darren to move up to 2nd. Everyone else maintained station apart from Rick, who just pipped Chris across the line to gain a place. Ron received the gun at the end of this lap.

At the end of the third lap Paul took victory with an increased lead of four minutes. There was no change in the position of the next four boats, but Adrian passed James to take 6th spot. Emily sailed a good race maintaining 8th place and behind her Chris regained his 9th place from Rick.

The order on the water was – 1st Paul; 2nd Newton & Sam; 3rd Darren; 4th Jon; 5th Karen; 6th Adrian

On corrected time this becomes – 1st Paul; Equal 2nd Darren and Karen; 4th newton & Sam; 5th Jon; 6th Emily   

Thanks to Mike T and the race team of Ann & Dave, Sally, Nando and Richard S.