AMENDED RESULTS POSTED 15/09
Was it the forecast of 40 mph gusts and rain that kept members from sailing?
Just 15 boats took to the water this weekend to participate in the first of our Autumn Pursuit Race series. Whilst the rain stayed away for the majority of the afternoon the wind did not. Perhaps not 40 mph but certainly more than some could handle at times and capsizes were not uncommon.
Using local handicaps which massage the normal numbers a little to help on our small water Jeff Marshall was first boat away with his 4.7 rigged Laser soon followed by the Comet of Malcolm Davidson, Laser radials, Graduate, Streaker, Laser, Supernova, Lark single handed and finally the master Duncan Adams. I say master in terms of, “how to do it not age”, as his youth probably helped in the very gusty conditions.
Whilst in some places the majority of the fleet were overpowered around buoy 7 there was little to no wind. Do we need a chain saw?
As Duncan decimated the fleet having almost lapped the entire fleet at the end of 90 minutes the clock ticked down and Paul Jago had clung on to second place with Kevin Last powering his Supernova into third place. A full set of results together with the results of the handicap race held after the pursuit and the spring event can be found on the results page.