Dinghy Racing

Dinghy Racing: May 7th

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Spring Evening Series Thursday 7th May 2015 : Ave Lap UXCx2, Wind 2

Beccy Wins Her Halo

A tranquil evening on the Helford was perhaps relished by those who’d ignored DO Andrew Hosking’s good advice at Sunday’s attempt at racing in 30+kts. Anticipating light airs, Beccy Kestin went for max power to weight ratio as did Phil Philpott with a shiny new 11.4 M Halo, navigated to where there was most wind and least tide and came first & second. Phil Samuel had a great start leading the fleet but it was Aeolus who favoured Andy Biggs; despite a modest beginning, slipped past Ben Johns and Samuel by 1 & 3 tiny seconds for a Bronze.

McD did not ask for, nor was given any favours when wafted around the course, but managed to avoid the trap of tide against wind at Bosahan that befell Beks Hosking in similarly clothed Laser. Keen youth sailor Jim Lea earlier leading the other soloed Feva of Ben Johns on his first race of the season, could not, capitalise on the advantage, and in hindsight was retired a little early by DO Stephen Brooks, but not before piping Beks.

Results 1st R Kestin. 2nd P Philpott 3rd A Biggs
Captain Dinghies Andy Biggs thanks all those in support of the fleet on the day

Safety Boat & Photography: Stephen Brooks

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Posted by Jeff in Dinghies on Wednesday May 20, 2015
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