Summer Series 7         31st July 2022

Another warm morning with quite a frisky wind about 12 – 14 mph from the SW, but varying with gusts. Mark set the first mark as 4 then 3, 9, 6, 7 and back through the start.

Pursuit Race

18 starters today and at the end of the first lap William in his Topper was still leading with Ron/Mirror in 2nd place. Chris K/Radial was up to 3rd place followed by Becky/Pico and the Comets of Chris H and Mike T. Roland/Solo was through in 7th with Dave & Ann/Leader 8th. Next were the Lasers of Jon, Jamie and Ken having passed Frances in her Topper who was just ahead of Alistair S/Laser. Sally capsized her Comet and retired and at the 35 minute hooter the final positions were –

1st William; 2nd Chris K; 3rd Ron; 4th Roland; 5th Jon; 6th Mike T.    

Handicap Race

Jon/Laser was first back across the line just ahead of Steve/Blaze, Dave & Ann/Leader and Roland/Solo.  Mike T/Comet was through in 5th place followed by Adrian/Rooster and Alistair S and Jamie in Lasers. Dan/Laser was heading the Sadler clan in 9th place with William and Frances in their Toppers 12th and 13th and Becky in a Pico in 14th place  with Rick/Laser and Ron/Mirror somewhere in the middle of them! Chris H/Comet and Ken/Laser retired on this lap.

Lap 2

By the end of the lap Steve had taken the lead and Roland was up to 2nd place with Jamie up to 3rd. Alistair had gained two places to move up to 5th but everyone else maintained station or dropped back. Frances and Becky received the hooter at the end of the lap.

Lap 3

Steve retired from the lead, so Roland crossed the line in 1st place to take victory on the water with Jamie and Jon 2nd and 3rd. The movers on this last lap were Adrian, Mike T and Rick who all gained a place in addition to the place gained by Steve’s demise.

The order on the water was – 1st Roland; 2nd Jamie; 3rd Jon; 4th Alistair S; 5th Adrian; 6th Mike T.

On corrected time there were some dramatic changes with the final order –

1st William/Topper; 2nd Roland/Solo; 3rd Mike T/Comet; 4th Ron/Mirror; 5th Dave & Ann/Leader; 6th Jamie/Laser

Well done to William on a double!

Thanks to SOOD Mark and the race team of Barry Stanton, Damian Mayer, David & Oliver Dommett and Steve Mann.