With the summer on its last legs (or so it seemed), the hot balmy days of the past week were a bit of a distant memory asthe the air cooled and the weather front moved in from Ireland bringing blustery wind and rain.
The handicap fleet were a little too eager for the start (or was the line so biased?) that there were two general recalls much to the dismay of the lasers who were all being good and staying behind the line. In several instances throughout the racing the leaders came a cropper to the gusting winds and ended up capsized – First Scumper, then Neil, then Shunty, and off course Toggle doesn’t like to miss out so Robbie D ended up in the water as well! With no other GPs to sail against, Hugh sailed in the handicap fleet, stayed upright and on the tails of the RS and of course won! The second race was similarly windy – William took the right side of the first beat and the lead, and broke away until the next beat. Shunty went for another swim and an early finish, Robbie D who had earlier sussed the wind conditions and advised Herb not to use mark A, ended up capsizing at A with his gennaker up (and also took an early exit from the race. Neil trawled his kite on the final 50 m leg to the finish and let William back through but it was Hugh that again took the honours on handicap
Toddy and Ron Lee braved the elements again in their Mirrors but found it a bit too challenging. However, at least they tried. Well done
The strong winds forecast for Sunday must have passed through overnight, and although the sun tried to break through, it was drizzly most of the morning race. The handicap fleet saw some extremely close racing with four RS400s each taking turns at the front. Andy T tried to slow Scumper down by somersaulting out of the boat on a spinnaker reach. Not content with doing it once, he got back in the boat, bent down and fell out again!
Hugh had competition in the GPs and from the Ashby’s for the morning at least, so the win on a single race was sufficient for him to take his first trophy of the weekend – the Macmillan Cup
With no GPs for the afternoon, Hugh rejoined the handicap fleet, secured a third position and his second trophy – the Grisedale Cup.
As Toggle had no helm for the day, he took out the mirror in the hope of cleaning up, but he was no match for Mik Chappell who took the Round Table Tankard with two straight wins.
GRISDALE CUP PN Boat Helm Class 1 2 3 4 Pts 1 13905 H GODFREY GP 1 1 DNS 3 5 2 1049 M SOMERVILLE RS400 3 2 1 2 5 3 1298 S HUNT RS400 2 RTD RTD 1 10 4 937 W CARRUTHERS RS400 5 3 2 RTD 10 5 1148 N CURRIE RS400 4 4 4 5 12 6 3473 M MOORE FF DNS DNS 3 4 21 7 167828 S HALL LASER RADI RTD DNS RTD RTD 26 8 103 A NICHOLSON VARIO OD DNS DNS DNS 31 9 338 R YARDLEY RS300 DNS DNS OD DNS 31 10 1072 R DAWSON RS400 RTD RTD DNS DNS 32 11 130338 RiCRITCHLEY LAS RTD DNS DNS DNS 39 11 160516 T CHITTENDEN LAS RTD DNS DNS DNS 39 11 213142 R HODGKINS LAS RTD DNS DNS DNS 39 Points for RTD = 11 7 7 8 Points for DSQ = 11 7 7 8 Points for DNS = 14 3 races to count
GP MCMILLAN CUP PN Boat Helm Class 1 2 3 Pts 1 13905 H GODFREY GP DNS DNS 1 1 2 13401 G ASHBY GP DNS DNS 2 2 Points for RTD = 0 0 3 Points for DSQ = 0 0 3 Points for DNS = 3 1 races to count
ROUND TABLE TANKARD PN Boat Helm Class 1 2 3 4 Pts 1 69960 M CHAPPEL MIR OD DNS 1 1 2 2 913791 M COWAN MIR DNS DNS 2 2 4 3 61512 S PAGEL MIR DNS DNS 3 DNS 9 4 35784 R LEE MS RTD DNS DNS DNS 9 4 12324 D TODHUNTER GP RTD DNS DNS DNS 9 Points for RTD = 3 0 4 3 Points for DSQ = 3 0 4 3 Points for DNS = 6 2 races to count