Dinghy Racing: May 5th

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Sunday 5th May – Spring Weekend Series     SW3 Line Start W/L  2pm        

Perfect race conditions this Sunday for family sailing brought out the double handers on the Helford.



With a good length of start line Race officers Steve & Margaret ably assisted by Tony on camera gave plenty of room to ensure those that had not raced this season did not end up on top of each other.  Ignoring the steward’s invitation to stay wide there was the usual attraction to the committee boat’s stern & inevitable fibreglass Sandwich.  Thereafter everyone behaved himself or herself – mostly sailing in the right direction.

As soon as their Spinnakers were up a Triumvirate of RS400’s sailed their own race– dominated by Roger McDonald and Beccy Kestin.  A romantic pairing of Ollie Berryman and Amy in Lurve boat showed their potential providing they kept their eyes on the spinnaker halyards and of each other.

Phil Philpott’s daughter Allison down on a visit enjoyed the mellow ambience of the river putting in a creditable 4th place with her father in the first race.

Andrew Hosking and daughter Beks on their second outing held back by the Laser II’s miles of wet spaghetti sailed a conservative race whilst only able to launch their spinnaker to one side.  Roger Philpott’s quiet co

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