Spring is Over

Yes, you may not have realised it, but the Spring (Cup) has come to an end following an afternoon’s racing in hot, muggy conditions with the added bonus of fair winds if only you could get to them! The morning southerly breeze which all the potential newcomers to the club enjoyed, was challenged and counteracted by an afternoon sea breeze. This conflict continued throughout the afternoon and became more challenging during the second race with the addition of a steady northerly breeze!?

This may sound similar to other summer afternoons, however the three winds co-existed for the duration of the race such that the windward mark (8) was in a south easterly, one of the wings marks (0) was in a south westerly, and the other wing mark (4) and leeward mark (1) enjoyed northerlies! You would be right in thinking that it was challenging for some boats to move between the wind systems. William and Lesley lost substantial ground to the lasers (which seemed to huddle together like a duck with ducklings) whilst manoeuvring between the wind systems. With only two starters in the GPs you’d expect life to be simple, but for some inexplicable reason there was a general recall! Ginge and Jose broke away from Val and Ken only to have their lead swallowed up by the wind conditions, but they did stay ahead and when the results were calculated they realised that the afternoon’s racing had determined the winners of the Spring Cup which turned out to be Ginge with Val second.

Sunday afternoon’s race took the fleet around the lake. The sea breeze seemed to have set in over the lunch break and the fleet generally had a broad reach/dead run in light airs all the way to 12. Neil and Judith Currie broke away slightly, but Rory Yardley in the RS300, being able to take the direct route rather than having to use the broad reaches of the RS400s, wasn’t far behind. The return up the lake was reasonable until 7 when the gaps closed between all boats. At this stage Rory opted for the western shore (not the thing to do as he found) and lost substantial ground. Mike Fairlamb who had been recalled at the start for being over, had taken the lead from Hugh and Rhonwen, but that was lost at 7 when Hugh left Mike floundering looking for wind.

The wind filed in allowing Neil, William and Hugh to finish then it dropped to mirror like conditions. However, on handicap, Hugh was close enough to win by 400secs from Neil

JIMMY LANCASTER MEMORIAL TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1 Pts
 1   13905  H GODFREY     GP           1   1
 2    1148  N CURRIE      RS400        2   2
 3     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        3   3
 4   13885  M FAIRLAMB    GP           4   4
 5  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS          5   5
 6     338  R YARDLEY     RS300      RTD   9
 6   69960  M CHAPPEL     FF         RTD   9
 6  173813  P BURNELL     RS400      RTD   9

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

 1 races to count
HANDICAP BARF PLATE

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 Pts
 1    1298  S HUNT        RS400        1   3   1   1 DNS DNS DNS DNS   6
 2     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400      DNS DNS   2   2 DNS DNS   1   4   9
 3   91029  R BLACKBURN   RS400      RTD DNS   5   5 DNS DNS RTD DNS  22
 4  167828  S HALL        LAS        DNS DNS  10   8 DNS DNS   3   2  23
 5  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS        DNS DNS   8  10 DNS DNS   5   1  24
 6    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        2   1 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  45
 7  161866  M LORD        LAS        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   4   3  49
 8   13867  D NICHOLSON   GP         DNS DNS   4   3 DNS DNS DNS DNS  49
 9    3473  M MOORE       FF         DNS DNS   6   3 DNS DNS DNS DNS  51
10  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS        DNS DNS   3   7 DNS DNS DNS DNS  52
11  173813  P BURNELL     RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   6   5  53
12     338  R YARDLEY     RS300      DNS DNS   7   6 DNS DNS DNS DNS  55
13   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         DNS DNS  11  11 DNS DNS DNS DNS  64
14    1140  J CHRISTIE    LAS        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   2 DNS  65
15    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400      DNS   2 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  65
16    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400      DNS DNS  12 RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS  67
17   69960  M CHAPPEL     FF         DNS DNS DNS   9 DNS DNS DNS DNS  72
18   13259  J ROBERTS     GP         DNS DNS   9 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  72
19     562  A SMITH       ENT        DNS DNS  13 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  76
20  168995  G HEMMINGWAY  RSFEVA     DNS DNS  14 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  77

                     Points for RTD =  4   4  15  13   0   0   8   6
                     Points for DSQ =  4   4  15  13   0   0   8   6
                     Points for DNS = 21

 4 races to count
GP14 SPRING CUP

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 Pts
 1   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   2   1   3
 2   13118  V BELL        GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   1   2   3
 3   13885  M FAIRLAMB    GP           1 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   8
 4  312324  D CALVAT      GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   3 DNS  10
 5  213142  R HODGKINS    LAS        RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  10
 6   13655  N LEWIS       GP          OD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  10

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

 2 races to count
HANDICAP DODD TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 Pts
 1    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        2   1   1   2   2   1   1 DNS   6
 2    1148  N CURRIE      RS400      DNS DNS  OD   3   1   4   3   1  11
 3  167828  S HALL        LAS          4   4   4   9   5   2   5   3  17
 4   91029  R BLACKBURN   RS400        1   2   2   7 DNS DNS RTD DNS  22
 5     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        5 DNS DNS   4   4   5 DNS   6  24
 6  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS        DNS   3   3   7 DNS DNS DNS   4  41
 7     103  A NICHOLSON   VARIO      DNS   5   5  10 DNS DNS DNS DNS  64
 8    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400      DNS DNS DNS  11   6   3 DNS DNS  68
 9    1298  S HUNT        RS400      DNS DNS DNS   1 DNS DNS   2 DNS  75
10  173813  P BURNELL     RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   4   2  81
11    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        3 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   6 DNS  81
12    1140  J CHRISTIE    LAS        DNS DNS DNS  13 DNS DNS DNS   5  84
13   40894  A BAINBRIDGE  TOP        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD  91
14     128  J HOWELL      SPECTRUM   DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS  98
15   70142  T SMITH       MS         DNS DNS DNS DNS   3 DNS DNS DNS  99
16    1246  R RHODES      OSPREY     DNS DNS DNS  12 DNS DNS DNS DNS 100
17  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS        DNS DNS DNS   6 DNS DNS DNS DNS 102
18    3473  M MOORE       FF         DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 103
19     562  A SMITH       ENT        DNS DNS DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS DNS 103
20     924  S MCCLENNAN   FF         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   7 DNS 103
21   20181  M NINNIM      ENT        DNS DNS DNS   5 DNS DNS DNS DNS 105

                     Points for RTD =  6   6   6  14   7   7  10   7
                     Points for DSQ =  6   6   6  14   7   7  10   7
                     Points for DNS = 22

 5 races to count
GP14 MUSTARD POT

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 Pts
 1   13905  H GODFREY     GP         DNS DNS DNS   1   1   1   1   2   6
 2   13885  M FAIRLAMB    GP           2   1   2 DNS   2   2 DNS   1   8
 3   13176  D LAWSON      GP           1   2   1 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  30
 4   13655  N LEWIS       GP           4 DNS DNS   2 DNS DNS   3 DNS  33
 5   13733  A HODGKINS    GP           3 DNS DNS DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS  42
 6   13867  D NICHOLSON   GP         DNS   3   3 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  45
 7  913467  M WRIGHT      GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   3 DNS DNS  51
 8   13874  J TELFORD     GP          OD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  51
 9   13118  V BELL        GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   2 DNS  54
10   13371  J RILEY       GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD DNS  55

                     Points for RTD =  5   4   4   3   3   6   4   3
                     Points for DSQ =  5   4   4   3   3   6   4   3
                     Points for DNS = 11

 5 races to count

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