Autumn Weekend Series – SW Pursuit T D U Q T U Q ( T C Q) 10:52 Start
|Helm||Crew||Class||Name-No.||PY||Pos||HRSC Pursuit Time|
|Phil Philpott||Carrie Hoskins||RS400||766||948||1||34:42|
|Andy Biggs||Karen Biggs||Nat 12||3326||1104||2||25:36|
|Emily Broad||Tom Lake||RS200||1145||1057||3||28:21|
|Chris Hosken||Ed Hosken||Laser II||100||1035||5||29:38|
|Jonathan Sykes||Katie Sykes||Enterprise||21399||1117||Ave Pts||24:51|
Phil Philpott Devours the Fleet
Phil’s battleship grey RS400 was the perfect foil for duelling dinghies on a gusty grey day on the Helford. A Met office forecast for the Lizard suggesting SW 4 was mirrored on the river with Gusts to + 30 knots by race end.
The Biggs’ continuing their consistent form regardless of conditions this season , started first in their National 12 – only succumbing to the rapier like speed of the RS400. A minute after the N12 the lasers of Brooks & Ginnie Sykes commenced a chatty & congenial intercourse for the long planning run to Toll before separating for the hard beat upriver.
Both Emily Broad and Ginnie delighted in taking a warm spa treatment in the central section of the river – Ginnie, pausing for a restorative with her sister in law Katie at the safety boat. Emily & Tom with no further need of dagger board inspection saw of any further challenge from the lasers & Chris & Ed Hosken’s laser II.
Many’s the father and son team have graduated from the Laser II – an experience similar to formula one racing with wet spaghetti for control lines. Much to Ed’s chagrin the spinnaker would not deploy from behind the main halyard, thus reducing downwind speed – but which had nothing to do with their dunking on the long beat home after race end. Or for that matter 3 little dry ones by Brooks in front of the clubhouse where Phil and Carrie having not quite lapped him were found dry and the RS’s all stored away.
Results: Phil Philpott 1, Andy Biggs 2, Emily Broad 3.
Captain Dinghies Beccy Kestin thanks all those supporting the fleet on the day
Safety cover: Katie Sykes, Dave Church, Dan Flunder
Photographer in Residence: Dan Flunder