Dinghy Racing

Dinghy Racing: June 13th

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Thursday 13th June  6.30pm Summer Thursday Series   Westerly 4-6   Pursuit West
T U V Q ( U V C ) 

Biggs’ Steely Resolve

Last Thursday in a stiff Westerly breeze Helford’s dinghy racers burst out of the moorings with lasers planeing straight downwind & a spinnaker fleet slaloming left and right to the mouth of the river.

RS400 heavy weather sailors Phil Philpott & Carrie Hoskins rocketed ahead of Roger McDonald & Beccy Kestin in the early stages only to come to grief on a North Shore gybe.  Surfacing holding the mainsheet block attached to a large lump of shredded fibre glass Phil nursed the wounded RS400 back to the clubhouse.  Thus ended this year’s capsize drought.

Undeterred from a little dipette on the penultimate beat McD and Beccy chased the dry lasers for all their worth but on this particular day the lasers ability to plane happily in the no go zone straight down wind was just sufficient to keep Brooks ahead by the final mark

Andy Biggs in fine muscular form kept his Laser flat on the beat and upright on the run maintaining at least a 2 minute distance over his rival Laser racers.

Results  1st Andy Biggs 2nd Stephen Brooks, 3rd Roger McDonald

Helm Crew Class

Name-No.

PY

HRSC Pursuit Time

Pos

After Hooter

Andy Biggs Laser

138471

1087

25.39

1

Stephen Brooks Laser

179651

1087

25.39

2

Roger McDonald Beccy Kestin RS400

958

947

32.39

3

Phil Philpott Carrie Hoskins RS400

766

947

32.39

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Helford’s free open Regatta takes place Sunday 30th June  Download forms here or call 01326 231006

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

Safety cover and photography: James McGarry, Dom Brandreth

Posted by Jeff in Dinghies on Monday June 17, 2013
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