Dinghy Racing

Dinghy Racing: Sept 8th

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Sunday 8th September   Summer Weekend Series W 5Kts           Average Lap Triangle UCD

Bonython’s wind turbines revolved quite happily 650ft to the blade tips above the Helford on Sunday morning, but to the consternation of HRSC racers little of that wind had reached sea level.  Race officer Andy Biggs wisely delivered a shortish course for an hour’s delightful average lap racing starting of Durgan for a beat to Trebah, reach / run to Central, reach back to Durgan, and either close hauled or beating to the finish.

Choice in a light breeze at the start was head to the north shore of Durgan for less tide and some wind, or go to the middle for more wind more tide. Brooks went left; found wind then lost it closing on Trebah.  Andrew Hosking single handing the Laser II went with McD & Beccy for a look at the North shore which eventually worked well for the RS400, leaving the Lasers to close race for the remainder.

Neck and neck by the third & final rounding of Central Brooks fell asleep & cuffed the same.  As luck would have it, a following breeze did not quite make it to Andrew allowing the Laser to nip in at Durgan and pinch a tiny second close hauled at the finish. McD meanwhile, had toiled to a couple of legs of the triangle ahead of the lasers and took first.

Results:  1st Roger McDonald & Beccy Kestin 2nd Stephen Brooks, 3rd Andrew Hosking

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

Sunday     Date        
Summer Weekend  Series 00:00 08-Sep-13

W1-3

   
Helm Crew Class

Sail No.

PN

H/cap

Elapsed

Correct

POS

2013

status

time

time

 

Roger McDonald Beccy Kestin RS400

958

947

PY

58:09

15:21

1

Stephen Brooks Laser

179651

1087

PY

55:51

17:08

2

Andrew Hosking Laser II

180

1087

CN

55:56

17:09

3

Brooks last of, heads to the middle for a chance of wind – finds some then looses it while Andy goes North for less tide
Brooks last of, heads to the middle for a chance of wind – finds some then looses it while Andy goes North for less tide
Posted by Jeff in Dinghies on Wednesday September 11, 2013
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