More wind!

The weather forecast again put many off venturing out for a sail. However, those that did had many thrills and spills. With Rich and Philip Hodgkins running rings around their parents in Saturday’s racing, Bridget had had enough and buried her head in some marking on Sunday. Just as well, as Ginge seemed to be full of the joys of spring and was washing his boat out (in the middle of the race?!) with the odd capsize or two – definitely resulting in some wet knickers. He wasn’t the only one though, the gusty conditions meant that most of the dinghies were practising their capsize drills.

Stand in OD Stephen Kirkpatrick was taking things rather gingerly – was it because of the demon drink, or was it due to overstretching the odd muscle or two following some high kicks while being a Can-Can girl? We may never know! This allowed father in law Keith Thomas to venture back into a Flying 15 with William for the first time in two years. They had some close racing with Mike Moore and Ian Smith, but Mike decided to cover for all the race apart from one tack (big mistake) and William broke through but was unable to lay the mark after lee-bowing Mike and had to gybe around while Mike took the lead again. On the final beat William’s spinnaker pole had come adrift which was inhibiting tacking so went for the one tack Sampson tactic. Mike’s downfall came when his genny halyard snapped with 500 yds to go. William seized the moment to take the race and Mike limped home in second place.

The afternoon pennant race was held in blustery conditions, with all boats mooning in some form or other (even William and Keith in their F15!). The beats were hard work, but the offwind legs made up for it with some excellent planing conditions.

Weekend results

FF BLENCATHRA TROPHY 2003

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3 Pts
 1    3473  M MOORE       FF           3   1   2   3
 2    3521  P BURNELL     FF           2   2 DNS   4
 3    3268  W CARRUTHERS  FF         DNS DNS   1   9
 4    3560  I CAMPBELL    FF           1 DNS DNS   9
 5    3332  W SOMERVILLE  FF          OD DNS DNS  11

                     Points for RTD =  4   3   3
                     Points for DSQ =  4   3   3
                     Points for DNS =  6

 2 races to count
GP14 MUSTARD POT (to date)

PN    Boat  Helm          1   2   3 Pts
 1   13142  R HODGKINS    5 DNS   1   6
 2   13733  A HODGKINS    6 DNS   2   8
 3   13176  D LAWSON      1 DNS DNS  13
 4   13791  P SMITH       2 DNS DNS  13
 5   13327  M FAIRLAMB    3 DNS DNS  14
 6   13326  R DAWSON      4 DNS DNS  15

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

 2 races to count
MIRROR AB SERIES (to date)

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3 Pts
 1   68852  N WOOD        MIR        DNS   1   1   2
 2   33434  S WATSON      MIR        DNS   2   2   4

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

 2 races to count
HANDICAP SUNDAY SERIES 2003 (to date)

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 Pts
 1     172  J HALLIDAY    SPORT 16   DNS DNS DNS   2   3   4   2   2   2  11
 2    1049  S HUNT        RS400      DNS DNS DNS RTD   2   1   1 DNS DNS  24
 3    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK       DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   3 DNS   1   1  37
 4  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS        DNS DNS DNS   1   1 DNS  OD DNS DNS  37
 5   13791  P SMITH       TOP        DNS   1   1 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  50
 6   13326  R DAWSON      TOP        DNS   3   2 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  53
 7  913142  P HODGKINS    TOP        DNS   4   3 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  55
 8  913789  A SMITH       TOP        DNS   2 RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  57
 9  913791  M COWAN       TOP        DNS   5   4 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  57
10   13142  R HODGKINS    TOP        DNS   6 RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  61
11  174889  A THOMAS      LAS        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   2 DNS DNS DNS  66
12     103  A NICHOLSON   VARIO      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS  70
12       2  B WOOD        TOP        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS  70
12   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS  70
15    3268  W CARRUTHERS  FF         DNS RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  72

                     Points for RTD =  1   8   7   4   4   5   3   6   3
                     Points for DSQ =  1   8   7   4   4   5   3   6   3
                     Points for DNS = 16

 5 races to count
RNLI PENNANT

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1 Pts
 1    3268  W CARRUTHERS  FF           1   1
 2    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK         2   2
 3   33434  S WATSON      MIR          3   3
 4     172  J HALLIDAY    SPORT 16   RTD   5

                     Points for RTD =  5
                     Points for DSQ =  5
                     Points for DNS =  5

 1 races to count

 

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