Attenborough Win Northern Tripartite

A good team effort in blustery conditions saw Attenborough win the Northern Tripartite team event for the first time in a number of years. The forecast high winds put many off taking part from all three clubs; Attenborough, Swarkestone and Sutton-in-Ashfield. With the best four from each club counting in each race the stronger depth of Attenborough resulted in quite a few contributing to our win; Duncan Adams, Louis Mok, Roger Day, Kevin Milton, Ray Kemish, Paul Jago and Jeff Marshall.

Swarkestone bought a strong but small team and they did well in the individual competition.

As for the Supernova event, the Race Officer set some excellent courses although always helps if one uses a committee boat starts and moveable buys. Race 1 was won by Duncan Adams in his Phantom by three seconds from the Swarkestone Lasers of John Hainsworth and Sam Hurst with Louis Mok in a Laser 4.7 and excellent fourth. The second race was won by newcomer Sam McKay of Swarkestone who beat Duncan by 20 seconds overall with John Hainsworth third followed by Ray Kemish and Paul Jago. The wind started to pick up for this race and quite a few capsized with Kevin Milton and Nick Whiles in particular becoming expert at righting their boats.

The third race saw a strong performance from Sam Hurst in his Laser and he was winning overall until the last fast lap by Duncan who despite a rapidly fraying port shroud went on to win from Sam Hurst and Sam McKay followed by Paul Jago and Ray Kemish.

Only seven boats finished the final race and overall only three boats managed to finish all three races; Duncan Adams, Sam Hirst and Nick Whiles.

Thanks to Race crew of Mike Pritchard, Keith Adams, Malcolm Davidson, Colin Rowe, Amanda and Paul Smith and galley crew led by Gillian Day and Don Bishop.

Individual Results:
1st Duncan Adams 2pts
2nd Sam McKay 4pts
3rd Sam Hurst 5pts
4th John Hainsworth 5pts
5th Paul Jago 9pts
6th Ray Kemish 9pts