Cobley Series 6 – 17th October 2021

With a light SW wind, Adrian set a sort of box course using B, 9, A, 5 and back through the start

 Pursuit Race

18 starters this morning and first away was Paul W in his Morbic 12, followed by Christine in her Mirror, then the Topper of William and the Comets of Aileen, Chris H and Richard F. Next to go were Mike C in his Solo and Martin and Carston in Radials followed later by the Laser pack. At the end of one lap Mike C was leading ahead of Chris H and William with the Laser pack led by Richard S chasing, not forgetting Newton & Sam in the RS200.  At the gun the final order was –

1st Mike C; 2nd Newton & Sam; 3rd Richard S; 4th Chris H; 5th Darren; 6th Jess

Handicap Race

Chris K (Laser) was first back through the line followed by Newton & Sam (RS200) and Richard S (Laser) and they maintained these positions for the three laps of the race, (so that is them sorted). Mike C was going well in 4th place ahead of the Lasers of Jess, Darren, Rick and Nigel. Alessandro & Mike T (470) crossed in 9th place and they were two minutes ahead of Chris H (Comet) in 10th. A minute later Aileen came along in her Comet and she was a minute ahead of Martin (Radial) with Christine (Mirror) not far behind him. William (Topper) was through 30 seconds later and a long way ahead of Paul W (Morbic) and Richard F (Comet), who were battling for the lanterne rouge!

By the end of the second lap Darren was up to 4th place by overtaking Mike C and Jess. Nigel has passed Rick to move up to 7th and Chris H moved up to 9th passing Alex & Mike T. Further back William had passed Christine and Richard F had passed Paul W. Aileen just escaped the chop, but Martin, Christine, William Richard and Paul all received the finish hooter (or gun if you prefer that – my experience of fire arms is limited to the little guns with a flag which pops out of the barrel with BANG written on it! (Never join the army as the enemy may not be able to read English).

The last lap saw Jess cross in 4th place about  25 seconds ahead of Darren. Nigel was steady in 7th place, but Chris H and Rick both gained a place to finish 8th and 9th with Alessandro & Mike T 10th and Aileen 11th.

The final order on the water was – 1st Chris K; 2nd Newton & Sam; 3rd Richard S; 4th Jess; 5th Darren; 6th Mike C.

On corrected time this becomes – 1st Chris K; 2nd Newton & Sam; 3rd Chris H; 4th Richard S; 5th Mike C; 6th Jess.

Thanks to SOOD Adrian, who must have had his hands full as no other OOD names were down on the race sheet. If you were there – thank you very much.