6 sailors turned out on a glorious sunny day but with a very light SE wind. A long course utilising the whole length of the lake was set with Ernie making a pleasant return and acting as race officer.
10 races were held with John managing to hold off Neil to take first place.
1st. John Brierley. 11 pts
2nd. Neil Westbrook. 16 pts
3rd. Andrew Peter. 25 pts
4th. Alan Watkinson. 28 pts
5th. Colin Deakin. 32 pts
6th. Dave Williams. 35 pts
The full calendar for 2019 has now been published.
Reduced turn out due to holidays, work commitments and a very light wind forecast.
A+ rigs and a short course enabled 10 races to be held with Neil managing 6 wins.
1st Neil Westbrook 10 pts
2nd Alan Watkinson 17 pts
3rd Richard Walker 18 pts
4th Colin Deakin 28 pts.
15 boats turned out with a good variance of designs, including V9’s, ‘Slimtel’, ‘Viper’, ‘Widget’, ‘Red Wine’, ‘TS2’ and ‘Britpop!’.
The wind was a little erratic though making the sailing interesting and making the fleet bunch together on many occasions but giving the tail enders a good chance to come through with the gusts.
Yet again the sportsmanship of all was extremely good and all rules and penalties were taken with no question.
Brad Gibson sailed a perfect 6 races before tea time with no one skipper giving him much to worry about. After tea in race 7, Sue Parkington sailed a great race chasing Brad all the way, unfortunately she dropped 2 places at the finish line when not realising it was the finishing leg.
As the ‘Beautiful South’ sang though it was Brad that made ‘The Perfect 10’ with the wind from the South, John Brierley sailed consistently to be runner up with Graham Elliott in 3rd and the returning Graham Birkett in 4th. This made for 4 different boats, all World Championship winning designs spanning over 20 years.
Thanks to Jack and Bernie for running the race and making the tea.
1st Brad Gibson 2 8pts
2nd John Brierley 84 23pts
3rd Graham Elliot 09 29pts
4th Graham Birkett 133 34pts
5th Bill Culshaw 21 48pts
6th Martin Roberts 32 54pts
7th Neil Westbrook 03 55pts
8th Lawrence Drennan 57 61pts
9th Andrew Peter 66 64pts
10th John Berry 12 68pts
11th Alan Watkinson 23 73pts (one 4th)
12th Mike Parkington 82 73pts
13th Sue Parkington 86 84pts (one 4th)
14th Dave Williams 20 84pts
15th Chris Chatfield 7 90pts
after 10 Races