Dinghy Racing

Dinghy Racing: May 23rd

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Thursday Evening Spring Series 23rd May 18:40 N1-7

Line Start N (B) Cs Gp Tp Bp Gp Tp ( Cp Vp Bp )
Results: 1st Roger McDonald, 2nd Josh Redgrave, 3rd Ollie Berryman

There will be flooding rain, and you, O great hailstones, shall fall

A mixed asymmetric and monosail fleet set of under the clubhouse with what felt like spent shotgun pellets peppering them as a large bank of grey passed over head. In their heads, a blanked grey matter technique got starters beyond their quivering lower lips & out to the start of Bosahan. Race stewards Andrew Hosking & daughter Beks battling away during the squall had set a lovely line for a northerly wind. Racers thoroughly enjoyed the beam reach heading to Central at the starting hooter as the wind calmed & switched 90 degrees to west.

McD and B&B in the RS400’s were to force the early pace in a fading breeze on an ebbing tide. Gusts dithered between W and NW across river from Gew to Toll allowing a long beat with an occasional tack back to Bosahan. A couple of laps in the RS200 put Josh Redgrave and Emily Broad firmly in contention amongst the 400’s to finish second under par for their class but laggards B&B & Brooks slipping to 3 & 5.5% above par for the 400 and Laser Radial.

Messer’s Greensmith & Brandreth in safety were relieved their charges had maintained their seasons unblemished capsize record, the only real excitement provided by a becalmed B&B plucked to safety before an impending grounding by current above Voose rocks.

Spring Thursday Series 2013 18:40 23-May

N 1-7

50:46

Standard Corrected Time
Helm Crew Class

Sail No.

PN

Elapsed

Correct

POS

PY Achieved

%

 

time

time

 

performance

 

Roger McDonald Beccy Kestin RS400

958

947

46:55

49:33

1

924

-2.4%

Josh Redgrave Emily Broad RS200

1145

1053

53:09

50:28

2

1047

-0.6%

Ollie Berryman Ed Bolitho RS400

588

947

49:30

52:16

3

975

3.0%

Stephen Brooks Radial

179651

1117

59:48

53:32

4

1178

5.5%

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

Committee Boat: Andrew Hosking & daughter Beks, Richard Graham-Vivian
Safety cover: Paul Greensmith & Dom Brandreth

Posted by Jeff in Dinghies on Tuesday May 28, 2013
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