Dinghy Racing: August 30th

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18:30pm N 1-5 | Summer Evening Series | Course laid to North | 18:43 start

Helm Crew Class Name-No. PY Min Sec Sec Correct Pos
Adam Mason Solo 4099 1150 35 3 2103 1829 1
Andy Biggs Karen Biggs Nat 12 3326 1104 35 49 2149 1947 2
Phil Philpott Carrie Hoskins RS400 766 948 31 32 1892 1996 3
Stephen Brooks Laser 179651 1085 36 13 2173 2003 4

Dave Church and Dan Flunder Rescue the Race

Refreshed after a prolonged summer break Adam Mason returned to the saddle the right way round and beat all comers in testing conditions Thursday.

Culdrose had recorded wind speed at 18 gusting 30knots which may have contributed to the no show of the Race Officer. Never afraid to step into the breach, Dave Church and Dan Flunder took on Race Officer and Safety duties both. Dave’s masterful rendition of a barking seal started proceedings of Bosahan for the gusty & shifty beat to central.

Brooks having been woken by the sound of a serenading beachmaster found himself perfectly positioned at the rear the fleet – where he stayed as observer for the remainder. Phil Philpott, accelerating the RS400 from the start and on the turn to Central disappeared from view for prayers to emerge by Gew at the head of the fleet.

It was Adam Mason and Andy Biggs that jostled for position during the breezy part of the race at the mouth of the Helford. As the course moved back up river the breeze faded completely at Voose and Trebah – giving Dave Church the enviable task of towing the entire fleet home.

Results: Adam Mason 1, Andy Biggs 2, Phil Philpott 3

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

Race officers: Dave Church & Dan Flunder
Safety cover: Dave Church & Dan Flunder
Photographer in Residence: Dan Flunder
Sound Effects: Dave Church as honking seal

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