Bank Holiday Racing

While the cats are away…

With the GP14 Inlands being held at Derwent Reservoir there was a chance for the rest of the fleet to enjoy the sweet smell of success. Ginge and Bridget (aka Jose) Hodgkins took the opportunity by the throat and ran away with Saturday’s first race from Hugh Godfrey and Tim Knowles. With the second race heading the same way, for the first lap at least, until Hugh and Tim broke through the excitement was so much that Bridget almost wet her Gnatsy Gants!!. Congratulations to them on their successes.

The Celebrity Glass Trophy was sailed for by a fleet of 13 boats. There was a fresh breeze at times, the sun broke through the clouds many times but the rain failed to materialise. The wind picked up for Monday’s racing. William Carruthers tried his hand in Neil Garrison’s Dart and some feel he failed miserably – ok so tacking in light winds in difficult enough but going on to pass mark 0 to port and starboard at the same time (i.e. letting it pass between the hulls!!) outside was not a good move. As the wind picked up he managed to get into 2nd position on the water (but last on handicap!).

The 2nd race started in stronger winds, but when some gusts knocked over several boats at once the OD abandoned racing. Of course there were many tales to tell. Was it stopped because Miles was in the lead. Was the Dart too much for William and that’s why he capsized? (Actually the main sheet had come adrift and was being tied up when the gusts came in toppled the boat)

Overall results

CELEBRITY GLASS TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts
 1  161866  M SOMERVILLE  LAS          2   1   1   2   4
 2    3521  P BURNELL     FF           3   8   3   1   7
 3    3385  M MIDDLETON   FF           5   4   2 DNS  11
 4    3231  M PARRY       FF           4   5   4  OD  11
 5    3729  N PLATT       FF           1   2 RTD DNS  15
 6   13371  J RILEY       GP           6   6 DNS   3  15
 7  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS          6   7   5   5  16
 8  151286  P MURRAY      LAS          8   9 DNS   6  23
 9   13161  S SPENCE      GP          10  15   8   9  27
10   13118  V BELL        GP         DNS  14   7   8  29
11    6642  J SHARP       GP         RTD  12 RTD   7  31
12    6905  N GARRISON    D 18        11  13   9 DNS  33
13     530  K CLARK       FF         DNS  10   6 DNS  36
14    6372    MURRAY      LAS        DNS   3 DNS DNS  43
15  130579  A THOMAS      LAS        DNS DNS DNS   4  44
16   13013  N LEWIS       GP           9 DNS DNS DNS  49
17    3268  W CARRUTHERS  D 18       DNS DNS DNS  10  50
18   46053  L PEARSON     MIR        DNS  11 DNS DNS  51
19   12324  ?             GP         DNS DNS DNS RTD  52

                     Points for RTD = 13  16  12  12
                     Points for DSQ = 13  16  12  12
                     Points for DNS = 20

 3 races to count


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