Dinghy Racing

Dinghy Racing: May 25th

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Saturday 25th May    Spring Weekend Series      W2-3     Average Lap W/L C-V 16:20

RS400s Dominate

In perfect conditions on Saturday, HRSC dinghy fleet set out for two races on a windward leeward 600m course set by Steve Kestin on the Helford.   With a constant 8 knot wind the spinnaker fleet would have its work cut out to make full use of their breakneck reaching speed if they were to overcome the snoozers running straight downwind.

The fleet set of just above Central racing buoy with McDonald & Beccy leading the asymmetric fleet line astern over the start line at the committee boat.  On the opposite tack North west from the far Pin end Brooks was equally surprised as others to find himself crossing above their bows in clear air.    Berryman & Bolitho took full advantage of McDonald’s misbehaving spinnaker to take the lead & sped well past Brooks as he sailed down the finish line to oblivion.

A much tighter second race between the RS400s saw McDonald skills paying off to take first 6 fine seconds ahead of B&B

In the smartest Laser 2 of its class it’s a delight to see  Andrew Hosking and his daughter Beks working in harmony to take an improved 4th

Sunday Average Lap Race 1

25-May

SCT

09:59

Standard correct time
Helm Crew

Class

Sail

PY

Elapsed

Laps

Correct

Pos

Performance
.

H’cap

time

 

time

 

H’cap

%

Ollie Berryman Amy RS400

588

947

27:34

3

9:42

1

920

-2.8%

Roger McDonald Beccy Kestin RS400

958

947

28:43

3

10:06

2

959

1.2%

Stephen Brooks Laser

179651

1087

22:04

2

10:09

3

1105

1.7%

Andrew Hosking Beks Hosking Laser II

180

1035

24:31

2

11:51

4

1228

18.7%

Sunday Average Lap Race 2

25-May

SCT

10:44

Roger McDonald Beccy Kestin RS400

958

947

29:54

3

10:31

1

929

-2.0%

Ollie Berryman Ed Bolitho RS400

588

947

30:09

3

10:37

2

936

-1.1%

Stephen Brooks Laser

179651

1087

24:03

2

11:04

3

1120

3.1%

Andrew Hosking Beks Hosking Laser II

180

1035

25:08

2

12:09

4

1171

13.2%

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

Committee Boat: Steve Kestin, Margaret & Tony Statham
Safety cover: Paul Carol Lawrence & Joan Kearsley
Guest Photographer: Joan Kearsley

Posted by Jeff in Dinghies on Tuesday May 28, 2013
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