Weekend Update

5 mins of fame! Well that’s what everyone seemed to want on Saturday afternoon. First there was the OD that decided to ‘follow the guidelines’ and start the F15 first much to the confusion of the handicap fleet, and then kept everyone sailing for ever and a bit more. However, by the time the second race started the wind had picked up and the capsizing had begun.

Toggle was in the driving seat for the second race until after claiming water at the leeward mark (with the unusual hail ‘Water ‘cos Toggle’s coming through!’) from William he promptly hit it, did a turn and capsized. It must be said that one of his earlier attempts at gybing looked very dodgy, but he got away with it.

Toddy swam to the rescue after spotting an RS Feva that had been overturned for some time. He jumped out of his mirror and must have covered 100 yds in front crawl only to find Jonathon had already been taken ashore with a suspected dislocated big toe! Toddy did get back to his boat and finished the race.

There seemed to be many more casualties throughout the race, but it was good to have a bit of wind. A couple of anxious (not) parents watched the excitement from the comfort of the clubhouse, and when Sam Hall headed for the shore it is reported that there was the unexpected exclamation ‘oh good, we can go home early!’

On Sunday, the Bass micro climate struck again. Wind everywhere but on the lake. The first race was delayed until a good southerly moved in tempting the OD to set 7 as the windward mark, but by the time the race started the wind had faded. The sweepstake for the time to the windward mark was won by Lesley, who guessed 30 mins against an actual time of 26 mins. The mirrors’ course was shortened at 7, but the others had to make their way back to B which took another 30 mins. Of course the wind filled in a little after the finish, but it didn’t stay and the afternoon race was held in semi drifting conditions. The OD was a little more cautious with the course in the afternoon to give himself a better opportunity to shorten as necessary which he did (and then the wind filled in again!)

Overall Results for weekend
HANDICAP WYTHOP SERIES

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts
 1     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        2   1   3 DNS   6
 2  130579  S HALL        LASER RADI   5 RTD   2   2   9
 3     913  JoHARDIE      RS200      DNS DNS   1   1  16
 4    1066  J CONNOR      RSFEVA       6 RTD RTD   4  16
 5    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        1 DNS  OD DNS  19
 6   91029  R BLACKBURN   RS400        3   2 DNS DNS  20
 7  130338  RiCRITCHLEY   LAS        DNS  OD DNS   3  20
 8     338  R YARDLEY     VARIO      RTD   3 DNS DNS  28
 9   13885  M FAIRLAMB    GP           4 RTD DNS DNS  29
10  173813  P BURNELL     LAS          7 RTD DNS DNS  32
11   91277  M SHEARD      RS400      DNS DNS   4 DNS  34
12    1140  J CHRISTIE    LAS        RTD RTD DNS DNS  34
13  913791  M COWAN       MIR        DNS RTD DNS DNS  40

                     Points for RTD = 10  10   6   5
                     Points for DSQ = 10  10   6   5
                     Points for DNS = 14

 3 races to count
FF SCARNESS CUP

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2 Pts
 1    3473  M MOORE       FF           1   1   2
 2    2504  K THOMAS      FF         RTD RTD   6

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

 2 races to count
GP GRAHAM CUP

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts
 1   13905  H GODFREY     GP           1   1   2 DNS   4
 2   13655  N LEWIS       GP           2   2   3   2   6
 3   13176  D LAWSON      GP         DNS DNS   1   1   7
 4   13118  V BELL        GP         DNS DNS DNS   3  13

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

 3 races to count
MIRROR REFLECTION TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3 Pts
 1   70142  T SMITH       MS           1   1   1   2
 2   21863  D TODHUNTER   MS           2   2   2   4
 3   44662  S SHARP       MIR          3 DNS DNS   9
 4   35784  R LEE         MS           4 DNS DNS  10
 5   48137  M PARKER      MS           5 DNS DNS  11

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

 2 races to count
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