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Dinghy Racing: August 2nd

Summer Evening Series – RYA PY Line start

Ollie & Ed fly home

Despite hydraulic issues with the RS400’s hiking gear, 12 minutes separated the pack and race leaders B&B before touchdown in gusty conditions Thursday.

The Biggs’ delivered blistering pace on a SW coarse set under a draughty Toll by McD & Beccy. Showing an illusory moment of pace Brooks finished half a minute behind the National 12 on a shortened course at Central.

Emily Broad whizzed back from her yachting venture on a Challenger in choppy Channel conditions only to find the Narrows slyly lying in wait to double dip the RS200 on the way to the start line. Paul Greensmith (more used to chasing Texel sheep in a catamaran in his handsome youth ) in safety boat was left in a jam by aspiring Enterprise racer Tony Marsden & thus unable to record Emily & Toms misfortune on camera. Arriving in good time for the start, the RS200’s gremlin meanly decided to irreparably untie spinnaker from launch pole after the first lap.

Despite Adam’s best efforts a short chop ruined the upwind pace of the Solo the hull continually battering wave after wave. Does as Adam suggests a Morrison designed RS Vareo with 2 mainsail sizes and a spinnaker offer the single handed gentleman racer all of the Solo’s comfort but with the temptation to live a little dangerously in competition?

Results after handicap correction: B&B 1, Adam Mason 2, Andy Biggs 3

Elapsed Tme Corrected Position
Helm Crew Class Name-No. PY Min Sec Sec Seconds
Ollie Berryman Ed Bolitho RS400 588 948 48 20 2900 3059.1 1
Adam Mason Solo 4099 1150 63 30 3810 3313.0 2
Andy Biggs Karen National 12 3326 1104 60 58 3658 3313.4 3
Stephen Brooks Laser 179651 1085 61 26 3686 3397.2 4
Emily Broad Tom Lake RS200 1145 1057 62 6 3726 3525.1 5
Roger McDonald Beccy Kestin RS400 958 948 Duty – Average Points

Captain Dinghies Beccy Kestin thanks all those supporting the fleet on the day

Marshalls Roger McDonald & Beccy Kestin
Safety: Paul Greensmith
Guest Photographer: Paul Greensmith