Indian Summer

Sun and wind – what more could you want? Even the water isn’t too cold for those of us that ended up in it! Saturday’s racing concluded the Dodd Trophy for the handicap fleet, and OD Rich Hodgkins set simple, but challenging, windward/leeward courses. Although ground can be gained on the beats, races tend to be won and lost on the offwind legs. Robin Dawson with Phil Hodgkins took another two first to win the series.

Sunday seemed to start in a similar fashion, with a good south easterly, but inter mingled with gusts from various  directions, but mainly south west. Everyone knew they were in for a challenging race when seconds before the start the wind headed and those at the starboard end were unable to lay the line on starboard! Neil Currie  and Paul Burnell had taken the left hand side of the course to stay in the wind but others had much more of a struggle to get to the windward mark. However, the shifting winds continued such that on the next beat Robin Dawson moved from 3rd to 1st and Neil dropped from 1st to 3rd, but later got back into 2nd.. A loose tiller joint that eventually failed led to Robin’s retirement, giving Neil first place.

The steady strong winds made the thought of the afternoon round the lake pennant race seemed a bit daunting for many (apart from Bridget who ‘doesn’t do round the lakers’), as there was likely to be a 3 mile beat (before the 3 mile reach home). By the time of the start, the wind had eased so crews could sit out on the beat with hanging on for dear life!. The downside was that the route back was less exciting, some planing gusts, but not as many as anticipated. The front end of the fleet stayed close together, with Mike Moore and Toni Nuttall just a couple of minutes behind Robin Dawson and Phil Hodgkins. ? in an osrey was just in front of Mike but crossed the wrong side of the line, and retired, with William and Lesley were just on their tails. The results were calculated on a personal handicap basis and first place went to Stuart Brookes.

While the Od was passing the time he took a few pics of which these are a mini selection.

BANANA STAKES
 
PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1 Pts
 1    3520  S BROOKES     FF           1   1
 2  122174  P DILLON      LAS          2   2
 3    2504  K THOMAS      FF           3   3
 4   13161  S SPENCE      N            4   4
 5   13401  G ASHBY       GP           5   5
 6    3473  M MOORE       FF           6   6
 7   13118  V BELL        GP           7   7
 8     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        8   8
 9    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        9   9
10    1246  R RHODES      OSPREY     RTD  12
10   12682  E SMITH       MS         RTD  12

                     Points for RTD = 12
                     Points for DSQ = 12
                     Points for DNS = 12

 1 races to count

Final Results for Saturday Series
DODD TROPHY
 
PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10  11  12 Pts
 1    1072  R DAWSON      RS400      DNS DNS DNS RTD   2   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   6
 2    1148  N CURRIE      RS400        5   3 DNS DNS   1   3   2 DNS   4   5   3   3  15
 3    1146  P BURNELL     RS400        8 DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD   3 DNS   6   3   4   7  26
 4     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        7 DNS DNS   2   3 RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD   4  32
 5  130579  S HALL        LASER RADI DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   7 RTD   8   4   6   5  38
 6    1210  S HUNT        RS400      RTD DNS DNS   1 DNS DNS DNS   2 DNS DNS   2   2  41
 7    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK         3   1 DNS DNS  OD DNS DNS   4 DNS DNS RTD DNS  44
 8    3473  M MOORE       FF           4 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   3   2   1 DNS DNS  58
 9    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD RTD DNS   5   7 DNS   6  59
10  167828  I MACPHERSON  LASER        1 DNS DNS   4 DNS DNS DNS DNS   3   6 DNS DNS  62
11  130338  RiCRITCHLEY   LAS          2 DNS DNS   3 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD  87
12    1140  J CHRISTIE    VORTEX SP    8   2 DNS DNS DNS DNS   6 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  88
13     338  R YARDLEY     RS300      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD DNS DNS   5 RTD  90
14    6905  N GARRISON    D 18       DNS DNS DNS DNS   4   4 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 104
15     809  B SMITH       RS800      DNS DNS DNS   5 DNS DNS   4 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 105
16     103  A NICHOLSON   VARIO      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   8 DNS   7 DNS DNS DNS 111
17   13327  M FAIRLAMB    GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   2 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 122
18  213142  R HODGKINS    RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD DNS 123
19    3520  S BROOKES     FF         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   5 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 125
20     501  J CROSBIE     RS400        6 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 126
21    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS 128
21     562  A SMITH       49R        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS 128
23   81125  C HALLIDAY    RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS DNS DNS 130

                     Points for RTD = 10   4   0   7   5   7  10   8  10   8   9  10
                     Points for DSQ = 10   4   0   7   5   7  10   8  10   8   9  10
                     Points for DNS = 24

 6 races to count
 
MUSTARD POT
 
PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 Pts
 1   13839  H GODFREY     GP         DNS   2   2   2 DNS DNS   1   2   2   2   9
 2   13327  M FAIRLAMB    GP           2 DNS DNS RTD   1 DNS  OD   1 DNS DNS  14
 3   13176  D LAWSON      GP           1 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   1   1  25
 4   13655  N LEWIS       GP          OD   3 DNS   3 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  31
 5    1072  R DAWSON      RS400      DNS   1   1 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  35
 6   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         DNS DNS DNS   4   2 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  39
 7   13791  P SMITH       GP         DNS DNS DNS   1 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  45
 8   13013  J SEDGWICK    GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   2 DNS DNS DNS  46
 9   13867  D NICHOLSON   GP         DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  47
10   13259  J ROBERTS     GP         DNS DNS DNS   5 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  49

                     Points for RTD =  3   4   3   7   3   0   3   3   3   3
                     Points for DSQ =  3   4   3   7   3   0   3   3   3   3
                     Points for DNS = 11

 5 races to count

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