Dinghy Racing

Dinghy Racing: June 9th

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Sunday 9th June   4pm  Spring Weekend Series      Easterly 2-1     Linestart W/L
EAST U C Windward – Leeward

Heavy wind sailors make light of thin breezes

Phil Philpott & Carrie Hoskins showed their ability in light airs to make full use of the RS400’s massive sail area and win by avoiding the holes in the wind. More or less in order of sail size the fleet finished in 2 laps versus the planned 4 in fading airs near 30 minutes separating the front and rear of the fleet.

Anton Chamberlain was almost in the points but a flooding tide and lack of oars delayed the arrival of the Comet & Anton’s two children crewing until after the race had started.  It was a pleasure to see the Broad family manning the Committee, Safety, and two racing dinghies – Emily in radial and Matt and Harry in the RS200.

Steve Kestin suggested that for the conditions it was very unlikely the slower boats would make headway against the RS400’s.  Nevertheless it must be a strange position for Tom Lake to find himself in lucky 7th given his continuing success in the 707’s with Swordfish.

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

Helm Crew Class

Name-No.

PY

Pos

Elapsed

Correct

Phil Philpott Carrie Hoskins RS400

766

947

1

34:37

Roger McDonald Beccy Kestin RS400

958

947

2

39:03

Andy Biggs Karen Biggs Nat 12

3326

1104

3

42:15

Anton Chamberlain Oliver & Sister Comet Trio

417

1085

4

56:12

Matthew Broad Harry Broad RS200

1145

1053

5

56:41

Emily Broad Radial

173728

1117

6

59:03

Tom Lake Laser

179728

1087

7

62:38

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

Committee Boat: Emma Broad & Steve Kestin

Safety cover: Chris Broad

Posted by Jeff in Dinghies on Monday June 17, 2013
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