Dinghy Racing

Dinghy Racing: June 16th

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Sunday 16th June    Summer Weekend Series      Southerly 4-6     Pursuit South East
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McDonalds Meteorology

Culdrose forecast a southerly 20 – gusting 33 knots for Father’s day.  Racers were greeted under Helford’s magnificently appointed clubhouse with complete calm on the water but low level clouds zipping past.  Roger McDonald, connoisseur of fine winds on and above the Helford advised the heavier laser racers to set full sail.  Out on the course the wind would blow from 0 to perhaps the odd brief tumble to 30knots from east to south and back again over 10 capsizing seconds.

Emily Broad wisely chose the smallest sail for her laser, set of first and stayed upright throughout the entire pursuit race to come second. Brooks and Biggs despite their full rigs languished in the doldrums of the narrows but then capsized at the first gust on the exit to Trebah thereafter never seriously threatening Emily’s lead.

McDonald & Beccy in RS400 took every advantage they could from a capricious wind, nailing first Brooks then Biggs on the first beat down river to Gew.  Had the RS400 looked in their rear view mirror as they rounded Gew they would have been rewarded by the sight of Anton Chamberlain and son Ollie masterfully capturing on camera Biggs’ second capsize of the day and year.

It took somewhat longer for team McDonald  to catch Emily’s small 4.7 sail before Bosahan, to head the fleet over the final stages.

Results:
1st Roger McDonald  2nd Emily Broad, 3rd Andy Biggs

Helm Crew Class

Name-No.

PY

HRSC Pursuit Time

Pos

After Hooter

Roger McDonald Beccy Kestin RS400

958

947

32.39

1

Emily Broad Laser 4.7

173728

1180

21.00

2

Andy Biggs Laser

138471

1087

25.39

3

Stephen Brooks Laser

179651

1087

25.39

4

Anton Chamberlain Ollie Comet Trio

417

1085

25.45

Duty

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

Safety cover: Anton Chamberlain, Ollie Chamberlain

Guest Photographer: Anton Chamberlain

Posted by Jeff in Dinghies on Monday June 17, 2013
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