Bank Holiday Weekend

Although Saturday started off relatively mild, strong gusts had been passing over the lake all morning. By the time racing started, the rain had moved in and the gusts were coming down vertically and things didn’t improve much apart from the sun coming out later in the day.

Roy and Kayla were still a little anxious about their new boat, and it was well founded! A blustery first beat ended with a capsize that was enought for them to call it a day.

They weren’t the only ones to go swimming; Phil and Rich Hodgkins did their bit for the chandlery trade in the first race, and then Phil took Dave Lawson out for the second race, only to have another capsize and bend the tiller extensions.

As for the racing, Mark and Emma hung on in there in their Enterprise, securing a first and third overall. Scumper and Zefer sailed well in both races, but mistook A for 9 in the second race and had a valiant effort trying to stop capsizing (because they couldn’t lay 9 with the gennaker up) well after the point of no return! Robbie D and Toggle’s performance regained them the lead for the series overall.

The wind continued through the night, as did the partying, but when racing started the wind was a ‘slightly’ steadier westerly. Roy and Kayla were aiming for three marks before capsizing – and they did it!. Roy had a corker of a first beat to be in second position at the windward mark, but he felt obloged to hold his position by flying the kite – problem was with the gusts coming through he couldn’t lay the mark and then struggled to take down the kite – It’s tough at the top! Their tales of woe continued and they had an extra couple of capsizes along the way, however, they weren’t alone – Neil and Bean, Robbie and Toggle, Steve and Ruth, Scumper and Zefer, Phil and Andy T – all joined them. Both Steve and Robbie had to practice their swimming techniques to get back to their boats. It might have been easier to list that stayed upright – William and Lesley, Dave and Lynn, Val and Ken.

Close racing in the RS400 almost led to a demolition derby at a couple of marks, but fortunately everyone came out unscathed.

Monday started off flat calm, but once racing was under way sailors were treated to a variation of shifts and gusts passing through from time tio time that tended to break up the fleets somewhat. In the afternoon, the gusts (when they came) caught out a couple of GPs along the bottom reach, and they kept the rescue crews going by capsizing.

Apart from a heavy shower at the end of the day, the weather wasn’t too bad for a bank holiday!

 CELEBRITY GLASS 

 PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6 Pts 
  1    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        2   1 DNS DNS   2   2   7 
  2    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        5   2 DNS DNS   1   4  12 
  3     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        7   6 DNS DNS RTD   3  24 
  4   91029  R BLACKBURN   RS400        9 DNS   5   4 RTD DNS  26 
  5  167828  S HALL        LAS         12  10   3   2 DNS DNS  27 
  6    1298  S HUNT        RS400        1   3 DNS DNS   5 DNS  33 
  7   13885  M FAIRLAMB    GP         DNS DNS   1   1 DNS DNS  52 
  8   20181  M NINNIM      ENT        DNS DNS DNS DNS   3   1  54 
  9  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS        DNS DNS   2   3 DNS DNS  55 
 10    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400      DNS DNS   4   5 DNS DNS  57 
 11   13905  H GODFREY     GP           4   4 DNS DNS DNS DNS  58 
 12    3473  M MOORE       FF           2   8 DNS DNS DNS DNS  60 
 13   70142  T SMITH       MS           8   5 DNS DNS DNS DNS  61 
 14   69960  M CHAPPEL     MS          11   7 DNS DNS DNS DNS  66 
 15    1117  K JAMIESON    FF          10   9 DNS DNS DNS DNS  69 
 16   13867  D NICHOLSON   GP          OD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  78 
 17    3293  I PRESTON     FF         DNS DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS  78 
 18   13176  D LAWSON      GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS   4 DNS  79 
 19  213142  R HODGKINS    RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD  81 
 20  122174  P DILLON      LAS        DNS DNS DNS   6 DNS DNS  81 
 21   13733  A HODGKINS    GP           6 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  81 
 22    1140  J CHRISTIE    LAS        RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  83 

                      Points for RTD = 14  11   6   7   8   6 
                      Points for DSQ = 14  11   6   7   8   6 
                      Points for DNS = 23 

  4 races to count
  
 MAY HOLIDAY 

 PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts 
  1    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        1 RTD   2   1   4 
  2    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        2   1   4   2   5 
  3     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        3   2   5   4   9 
  4    1298  S HUNT        RS400      DNS   3   1 DNS  17 
  5   91029  R BLACKBURN   RS400      RTD RTD RTD   5  17 
  6    1148  N CURRIE      RS400      DNS DNS   3   3  19 
  7  173813  P BURNELL     LAS        DNS DNS RTD   6  30 
  8     562  A SMITH       ENT        DNS DNS   6 DNS  32 
  9   20181  M NINNIM      ENT        DNS RTD DNS DNS  33 
 10     103  A NICHOLSON   VARIO      DNS DNS DNS RTD  34 
 11   61512  S PAGEL       MIR        DNS DNS RTD DNS  37 
 11      20  R PAGEL       TOP        DNS DNS RTD DNS  37 

                      Points for RTD =  5   7  11   8 
                      Points for DSQ =  5   7  11   8 
                      Points for DNS = 13 

  3 races to count
  
 LYNE TANKARD 

 PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts 
  1   13176  D LAWSON      GP           2   1   1   1   3 
  2  113142  N PLATT       FF           1   2 DNS DNS   9 
  3   13118  V BELL        GP           3   3   3 RTD   9 
  4   13905  H GODFREY     GP         DNS DNS   2   2  10 
  5   13655  N LEWIS       GP         DNS DNS   4   3  13 

                      Points for RTD =  4   4   5   5 
                      Points for DSQ =  4   4   5   5 
                      Points for DNS =  6 

  3 races to count
  
 PEEL POT 

 PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts 
  1   70142  T SMITH       MS         DNS DNS DNS   1   1 
  2   69960  M CHAPPEL     MS         DNS DNS DNS   2   2 

                      Points for RTD =  0   0   0   3 
                      Points for DSQ =  0   0   0   3 
                      Points for DNS =  3 

  1 races to count
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