2019 Club Sailing (Jul-21)

When: Sunday 21st July, 2019
Event:

2019 Club Sailing (Jul-21) Club Sailing
 

Where: Grassholme Reservoir
Racing:

Duties:

OOD Tony Merry
SBO-1 Steve Waggett

Sailing today was the first of 4 weeks where we have no pre-allocated racing and so we were able to do something a little different.


The day started with fresh winds making the morning session quite challenging.


The juniors lapped it up and looked like real professionals handling the conditions with comparative ease, whilst the adults, never wanting to miss an opportunity to show the kids what they should aspire to, seemed to engage with the watery world of Grassholme, on a frequent basis.


Maybe the Vago is not quite the speed machine they imagined – especially when inverted in water with the sails out of view!


With increasing breeze, an early lunch was taken with racing recommencing shortly after 1pm in more benign conditions.


However, these did not last and we were soon back to sailing in strong gusty winds.


Nothing ventured, as they say, saw the OOD run 4 short sprint races and a longer sprint race, as a way of sharpening up race starts.


These races were dominated by the 20+ stone Miracle duo of Keith and JohnW – this, in spite of some pre-race advice on how to beat the only boat in the club that seems impossible to capsize.


However, the most notable performance came from young Finn in his Topper. After a shaky first race start, he scored five seconds and is showing signs becoming quite an accomplished racer.


And then there was Toby, bouncing around in his Optimist like a Yo-Yo in the strong gusts, being forced away from the best direction to the race marks, but sticking to the task and managing a third place overall -not bad for an 8 year old who only started sailing last year!


So watch out, our youngsters are improving all the time and, with a bit more coaching on strategy and tactics, they are going to be a force to be reckoned with.


Keith and John et al, make the most of this season, next may see a changing of the guard.


Tony



2019 Sprints [5 races with 5 to count] DNS=8

PlaceHelm#Best 5R01R02R03R04R05
1keithM5511111
2finnG51022222
3tobyW51843434
4paulD52134365
5oliverW52765556
6williamP53188843
2019 Sprints Race 0121 July
OODSafetyCourseStart TimeWindLaps
tonyMsteveW
chrisB
2-L4-51
PlaceHelm/CrewBoatPYTimeLapsSecsAdj
1keithM
johnW
Miracle []11942:441164137
2FinnG
Topper []13633:371217159
3paulD
ianY
Laser Vago XD []10712:541174162
4TobyW
Optimist []16424:421282172
DNFOliverW
paulB2
RS Feva XL []12401
2019 Sprints Race 0221 July
OODSafetyCourseStart TimeWindLaps
tonyMsteveW
chrisB
2-L4-51
PlaceHelm/CrewBoatPYTimeLapsSecsAdj
1keithM
johnW
Miracle []11942:491169142
2FinnG
Topper []13633:441224164
3TobyW
Optimist []16424:421282172
4paulD
ianY
Laser Vago XD []10713:51185173
5OliverW
paulB2
RS Feva XL []12404:281268216
2019 Sprints Race 0321 July
OODSafetyCourseStart TimeWindLaps
tonyMsteveW
chrisB
2-L4-51
PlaceHelm/CrewBoatPYTimeLapsSecsAdj
1keithM
johnW
Miracle []11943:81188157
2FinnG
Topper []13633:511231169
3paulD
ianY
Laser Vago XD []10713:121192179
4TobyW
Optimist []16425:441344210
5OliverW
paulB2
RS Feva XL []12404:411281227
2019 Sprints Race 0421 July
OODSafetyCourseStart TimeWindLaps
tonyMsteveW
chrisB
2-L4-51
PlaceHelm/CrewBoatPYTimeLapsSecsAdj
1keithM
johnW
Miracle []11943:81188157
2FinnG
Topper []13633:511231169
3TobyW
Optimist []16425:441344210
4williamP
Laser Full []10994:41244222
5OliverW
paulB2
RS Feva XL []12404:411281227
6paulD
ianY
Laser Vago XD []10715:121312291
2019 Sprints Race 0521 July
OODSafetyCourseStart TimeWindLaps
tonyMsteveW
chrisB
2-9-1-L4-51
PlaceHelm/CrewBoatPYTimeLapsSecsAdj
1keithM
johnW
Miracle []11945:421342286
2FinnG
Topper []13637:561476349
3williamP
Laser Full []10996:281388353
4TobyW
Optimist []164211:251685417
5paulD
ianY
Laser Vago XD []10717:381458428
6OliverW
paulB2
RS Feva XL []124011:71667538