That Sinking Feeling!

Saturday fought off several showers to leave a sunny afternoon but not a lot of wind – not a day for leaving out a bung as one RS sailor discovered to his horror at the end of the day! The Celebrity Glass Trophy was held on an all fleet handicap basis. Steve Hunt led the way in his new boat for the first race, but it was birthday boy Robbie D that showed the way in the 2nd race. Mike Moore pulled through Keith Jamieson to be lead F15 in each race, Eric Smith crewing for his son in Mike Fairlamb’s GP led the GP fleet (but retired in the 2nd race), and Tim Smith held off Mike Chappell in the mirrors.

Sunday was the day many seemed to be fighting off the effects of a long night socialising. Mark N won the prize for the longest lie in – 2pm! Sailing wise there was plenty of wind and many capsizes. An ineffective hooter on the finish line left Robbie D and Scumper sailing an extra sausage just to make sure all their efforts around the course didn’t go to waste.

Sunday’s forecast was for more wind, and with a westerly breeze at times it looked like quite a good sail (from the clubhouse), but then the sun would come out, highlight all the tops of the waves and suddenly sailing no longer seemed like a good idea. Telf and Adny were first to rig their boat, but it was to be Dave and Lynn Lawson that took to the water first. At this stage the RS fleet were still not convinced that sailing was a good idea, but then Shunty had gone to the effort of rigging his boat again, and Scumper and Zefer had taken to the water, so the others followed suit, but the OD had to wait (perhaps Scumper was practising for being on time for his wedding next week!?) until all four RS400s were ready before starting their race. Meanwhile the GPs were powering around their course in strong, but sailable, winds. Telf, being the lead boat, had not taken account of a leg from 0 to 8 which required 9 to be rounded, not just passed. This quirk of the course had everyone else pirouetting around 9 – something you can do without when in the middle of a screaming reach.

Mark 9 was also to prove a downfall for Scumper who did not manage to get the gennaker down before rounding and lost a place to Robbie D while retrieving it. As the wind had picked up significantly before the final lap, some felt that it was a bit of a penance for being late! However, the race had decided the series, and there were no takers for the final race

CELEBRITY GLASS

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2 Pts
 1    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        2   1   3
 2    1210  S HUNT        RS400        1   3   4
 3    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        5   2   7
 4   13905  H GODFREY     GP           4   4   8
 5    3473  M MOORE       FF           2   8  10
 6   70142  T SMITH       MS           8   5  13
 7     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        7   6  13
 8   13867  D NICHOLSON   GP          OD DNS  18
 9   69960  M CHAPPEL     MS          11   7  18
10    1117  K JAMIESON    FF          10   9  19
11   13733  A HODGKINS    GP           6 DNS  21
12  130579  S HALL        LASER RADI  12  10  22
13    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK         9 DNS  24
14    1140  J CHRISTIE    VORTEX SP  RTD DNS  29

                     Points for RTD = 14  11
                     Points for DSQ = 14  11
                     Points for DNS = 15

 2 races to count
EASTER TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3 Pts
 1    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        1   1   1   2
 2    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        2   2   3   4
 3     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400      RTD   3   2   5
 4    1140  J CHRISTIE    VORTEX SP    5   4 DNS   9
 5    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK         4   6 DNS  10
 6    1148  N CURRIE      RS400        3 RTD DNS  13
 7     338  R YARDLEY     RS300        6 RTD DNS  16
 8     103  A NICHOLSON   VARIO      DNS DNS  OD  18
 9    1210  S HUNT        RS400      DNS DNS RTD  20
10   70142  T SMITH       MS         DNS   5 DNS  20
11  130579  S HALL        LASER RADI   7 DNS DNS  22
12  161866  M LORD        LAS          8 DNS DNS  23
13    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400        9 DNS DNS  24
14  213142  R HODGKINS    RS400      DNS RTD DNS  25

                     Points for RTD = 11  10   5
                     Points for DSQ = 11  10   5
                     Points for DNS = 15

 2 races to count
EASTERLY TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2 Pts
 1    3473  M MOORE       FF           1   1   2
 2    1117  K JAMIESON    FF           2   2   4
 3    2504  K THOMAS      FF           3   3   6

                     Points for RTD =  4   4
                     Points for DSQ =  4   4
                     Points for DNS =  4

 2 races to count
BASS TANKARD

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3 Pts
 1   13176  D LAWSON      GP           2   1   1   2
 2   13874  J TELFORD     GP           1 DNS RTD   5
 3   13885  M FAIRLAMB    GP           3   2 RTD   5
 4   13905  H GODFREY     GP           4   3 DNS   7
 5   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         RTD RTD DNS  12
 6   13867  D NICHOLSON   GP           5 DNS DNS  12

                     Points for RTD =  7   5   4
                     Points for DSQ =  7   5   4
                     Points for DNS =  7

 2 races to count
IMAGE TROPHY

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

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

 1 races to count
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