There’s Those That Can…

Although Saturday started off muggy but overcast, a slight breath of wind was sufficient for the OD to gets the boats on the water. In the time it took to set the line and get the boats out, the wind shifted through 150° and the handicap was able to raise spinnakers for the start. Neil Currie was at the port end of the line and took best advantage of the breeze as it filled in. When Steve Hunt gybed for clear air he realised that he had not rigged the genniker correctly and handed the helm to Ruth while he made good his mistake. Andy Wilcox in his RS600 took the lead for a while but was passed by William and Lesley who managed to hold off Steve for a further lap. Mike Moore tagged on in his F15 to win on handicap.

The second race did start with a windward leg, Neil and Robin both had flying starts but William, who was squeezed off the line, tacked up the starboard edge of the course for clear air, took advantage of the wind shift and took the lead until the final run the finish when Steve again pulled through to the lead.

As for the headline, Sunday was not a day for the feint hearted. A good easterly breeze, strengthened with a southerly at  times, greeted sailors as they arrived on a glorious summers day. The first reach to 7 took the fleet under the shade of Skiddaw, and led to all sorts of shifts and down draughts – one of which caught out Mark and Kirsty, but a text book manoeuvre had their boat righted in no time. Robbie D and Toggle fought their way to 7 and led for the rest of the race with Neil and Judith Currie on their tail – the rest of the fleet being left some hundreds of yards behind!

The afternoon race looked promising – had the wind settled down – no chance! Even though the course stayed in the bay there were some wicked shifts and downdraughts that led to several capsizes, some spitting out their dummies and others laughing! Neil Currie was in the right place at the right time when a gust that headed 45° let him get around a wing mark while Robbie D had to avoid Steve Hunt’s bowsprit in a very near miss. Several more shifts like this proved too much for ‘Steam’ Hunt, and although he sailed the course with a loss of heart he retired from his second race of the day.

Robbie continued to nibble away at Neil Currie and took advantage of one of the few legs that turned into a run, so when Neil went right, Robbie went left and took the lead.

MAX JOULE MEMORIAL TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 Pts
 1    3473  M MOORE       FF         DNS DNS   2   3 DNS DNS   1   1   7
 2    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        4   2   1   1 DNS DNS DNS DNS   8
 3    1210  S HUNT        RS400        3   1   3 RTD DNS DNS   2   2   8
 4     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        2   3   5   2 DNS DNS   3   3  10
 5    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK        OD DNS   4 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  39
 6    1072  R DAWSON      RS400      DNS DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS DNS   5  40
 7    1148  N CURRIE      RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   4   4  40
 8    6905  N GARRISON    D 18       DNS DNS   7   4 DNS DNS DNS DNS  43
 9     609  A WILCOX      RS600      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   5   6  43
10  130579  S HALL        LAS        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   6   7  45
11   13655  N LEWIS       GP         RTD DNS   6 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  45
12  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD DNS  51
13   13874  J TELFORD     GP         RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  55
13    9558  P HODGKINS    RS400      RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  55

                     Points for RTD =  7   4   8   6   0   0   7   8
                     Points for DSQ =  7   4   8   6   0   0   7   8
                     Points for DNS = 15

 4 races to count
DAWSON TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2 Pts
 1    3473  M MOORE       FF         DNS   1   1
 2    3268  B WILCOX      FF         DNS   2   2

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

 1 races to count
AUTUMN CUP

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 Pts
 1   13839  H GODFREY     GP          OD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   1   1   5
 2   13118  V BELL        GP           1   3 DNS DNS DNS   3   2   2   5
 3  913326  L COOK        GP         DNS   2 DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD DNS  14
 4   13238  D NICHOLSON   GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   3   3  16
 5   13749  R DAWSON      RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   1 DNS DNS  21
 6   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         DNS   1 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  21
 7   13327  M FAIRLAMB    GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   2 DNS DNS  22
 8   13326  S WATSON      GP           2 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  22

                     Points for RTD =  3   4   0   0   0   4   4   4
                     Points for DSQ =  3   4   0   0   0   4   4   4
                     Points for DNS =  9

 3 races to count

 

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