April Showers

In fact there was possibly everything apart from what is expected in terms of April showers – sleet, hail, bright sunshine and a cold breeze.

Sleet/snow and gale force winds on Saturday morning put many off apart from Mike Moore who had travelled up from Preston led the fleet in both races and won both on handicap from Sam Hall and Roy Blackburn. By the second race the wind had eased so much that Robbie D shortened the course to make sure it didn’t become a drifter.

Sunday was equally strange weather wise, bright sunshine with a good force 2/3, but the threat of sleet or hail didn’t seem too far away. With Mike Moore as OD and Neil Currie as official starter for the day, it was recommended to be over the line. However, Dave Nicholson was and was hailed back, but Mike Fairlamb must have had a conscience of some sort as he too went back even though he was clear of the line! However it did not seem to affect him too much as he was soon on Dave Lawson’s tail. On the final beat Dave went one way, and Mike the other which made all the difference and Mike finished first with a good lead.

In the handicap fleet, consistency ruled; the adjusted handicap positions matched the finishing order on the water for both races, with Robbie D securing two firsts.

Latest results:

HANDICAP DODD TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3 Pts
 1    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        2   1   1   2
 2    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK         1   2   2   3
 3  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS        DNS   3   3   6
 4  130579  S HALL        LASER RADI   4   4   4   8
 5     103  A NICHOLSON   VARIO      DNS   5   5  10
 6    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        3 DNS DNS  12
 7    3473  M MOORE       FF         DNS  OD DNS  13
 8     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        5 DNS DNS  14

                     Points for RTD =  6   6   6
                     Points for DSQ =  6   6   6
                     Points for DNS =  9

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GP14 MUSTARD POT

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3 Pts
 1   13176  D LAWSON      GP           1   2   1   2
 2   13885  M FAIRLAMB    GP           2   1   2   3
 3   13867  D NICHOLSON   GP         DNS   3   3   6
 4   13733  A HODGKINS    GP           3 DNS DNS  10
 5   13874  J TELFORD     GP          OD DNS DNS  10
 6   13655  N LEWIS       GP           4 DNS DNS  11

                     Points for RTD =  5   4   4
                     Points for DSQ =  5   4   4
                     Points for DNS =  7

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