Barts Bash 12th September 2021

This is the annual event to raise funds for the charity set up in memory of Andrew (Bart)

Simpson, a former GB Olympic sailor. Unfortunately, there was very little wind this morning, despite an earlier forecast for NE winds of 6 mph, but we still had 8 Juniors and 10 adults turning out.

Junior Race

As the wind was so light, this was a one lap race and the order at the finish was –

1st Rhys (Laser); 2nd William (Topper); 3rd Emily (4.7); 4th Rowan (Oppie); 5th Sebastian (Oppie); 6th Jasmine (Topper); 7th Issy (Topaz); 8th Phoebe (Oppie).

On corrected time, Rhys retains his first place with the Oppies of Rowan and Sebastian in second and third places.

Well done to all of you for competing in difficult light wind conditions.

Thanks to Newton, Alessandro, Dan and Karen for running the race.

Adult Race

There were 10 starters and at the end of the first lap Newton & Sam (RS200) crossed the line in 1st place followed by the Lasers of Rhys and Karen. Five minutes later Alessandro, sailing a Radial in place of his usual 470, came through in 4th place then there was a gap back to Hannah (Laser), Emily (4.7) and Aileen (Comet) in 5th, 6th and 7th places. William (Topper) was next along with Christine in her Mirror a further six minutes behind him. Sally (Comet) retired on the first lap and everyone apart from the first four received the gun at the end of the lap.

The only change on the second lap was Karen passing Rhys to take 2nd place with the finishing order as – 1st Newton & Sam; 2nd Karen; 3rd Rhys; 4th Alessandro and there was no change to these positions on corrected time.

Thanks to Ron, Hadey, Mark and Martin for running the race.