Dinghy Racing: June 2nd

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Variously E4 Culdrose E4-6 RYA         PY Spring Weekend Series Line Start

Helm Crew Class Name-No. PY Pos Min Sec Sec Correct
Phil Samuel Laser 186886 1085 1 65 35 3935 3627
Phil Philpott Carrie Hosken RS400 766 948 2 58 1 3481 3672
Roger McDonald Beccy Kestin RS400 958 948 3 59 21 3561 3756
Stephen Brooks Radial 179651 1110 4 71 19 4279 3855
Ollie Berryman Ed Bolitho RS400 588 948 5 61 3 3663 3864
Emily Broad Tom Lake RS200 1057 6 68 17 4097 3876
Anton Chamberlain Oliver Chamberlain Comet Trio 417 1085 7 70 43 4243 3911
Andy Biggs Karen Biggs Nat 12 3326 1095 Duty Ave Points
Richard Graham-Vivian Robert Floyd Wayfarer 8725 1101 Duty Ave Points

HRSC gets the Laser Treatment

Sailing a faultless race in a flawess vela grey laser, Phil Samuel proves he’s master of HRSC dinghies’ Saturday.

Snug in a bijou cabin, novice race Officers Vivian & Floyd looked forward to a light duty of Trebah. A tide in full flood and a gusting easterly driving a rolling swell would have it otherwise. Thus the start line offered – was found with a tad more port bias than advertised. Nonplussed, a battle line proceeded at speed to the start, prematurely crossed, and burst apart in the scramble to regain position.

Except when capsizing the RS fleet scampered around the course as if Jack Russell’s biting at each other’s heels. The boldest of them – Phil Philpot and Carrie Hosken left the pack on a long flying reach to Durgan – gambling that similar was to be had on the return to Trebah – and won. Somewhat fatigued by their exertions in Falmouth the night before, Bolitho and Berryman took the opportunity of hospitality offered at the leeward mark of Trebah – and overstayed their welcome.
McD and Beccy in fine competitive form thought they had won and headed for home as our well intentioned postulants at the committee boat blew hooter signalling (but known only to themselves) the purple RS’s final lap.

Emily Broad and Tom (as in Swan) Lake in an otherwise graceful performance in the RS200 had their wings clipped at Durgan on the gybe to Trebah. Anton Chamberlain set an example to his son Oliver on how to be nice to Lasers on port tack rounding Central. Staying well clear of Brooks by running closer to the North Shore for a couple of runs the Chamberlains returned to a winning southerly line clear of moorings only to be stabbed in the back by the Radials handicap.

Medal positions – Phil Samuel 1st, Phil Philpott 2nd, and Roger McDonald 3rd.

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

  • Safety: Andy, Hamish & Karen Biggs
  • Marshalls: Richard Graham-Vivian & Robert Floyd

A great credit to all those behind the action for selflessly putting themselves forward for duty

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