Dinghy Racing

Dinghy Racing: April 25th

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Thursday 25th April – Spring Evening Series     NW2 Pursuit W  6.15pm       

McDonald in the Pink

Thursdays light winds suited the largest sail area & lightest of crews.  With no skiffs on the Helford, the next best for these conditions is undoubtedly the RS400 with capacious spinnaker. Especially in Neon Pink and crew Roger McDonald & Beccy Kestin in the peak of condition.

The Laser fleet were first of from the Helford Pursuit start line in front of the Club House. The larger full rigs whittling away the minute and a half handicap advantage of the radials on the slow drift to the mouth of the river under Toll.

Next of the double handers with Brooks playing it safe without deploying kite with daughter Zoe on her first race in Laser II. By the time the lasers were on the beat back up stream the RS400’s set forth all sails flying, catching leading Laser Andy Biggs on the run back down river from Voose rocks.

The lightest of airs were found under Trebah and again by Voose smothering the performance of the Lasers. Faced with early victualing a cold and hungry teenager or completing another drift to rivers mouth Brooks chose wisely.   That left Phil Philpott and Carrie Hoskins to make it back to shore behind race leader McDonald, with Messer’s Greensmith and Brandreth towing a grateful laser fleet home before last orders.

Results: 1st Roger McDonald, 2nd Phil Philpott, 3rd Andy Biggs

Thursday 25th April – Spring Evening  Series     NW 2 Pursuit W  6.15pm
T U V Q ( U V C ) All Marks to Port
Helm Crew Class

Name-No.

PY

HRSC Pursuit Time

Pos

After Hooter

Roger McDonald Beccy Kestin RS400

958

947

32.39

1

Phil Philpott Carrie Hoskins RS400

766

947

32.39

2

Andy Biggs Laser

138471

1087

25.39

3

Emily Broad Radial

173728

1117

24.09

4

Stephen Brooks Zoe Laser II

7666

1035

28.15

DNF

Captain Dinghies Andy Biggs thanks all those supporting the fleet on the day

Safety cover: Paul Greensmith & Dom Brandreth

Guest Photographer: Paul Greensmith

Posted by Jeff in Dinghies on Monday April 29, 2013
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