27th May 2018 race report

 

For a BH weekend it was remarkably quiet at UTLSC with only 7 boats on the water.  The wayward gusty wind from over the dam proved challenging, as did the need to avoid water close to banks occupied by those engaged in a fishing competition.

AM: Commodore’s Cup 3

All entrants in the midday race were of different class with the fastest, Mike & Viki Herbert-Coulson’s Wayfarer leading throughout, followed as could be expected by Nathan Pollard, who expertly recovered from a capsize in his Laser radial and Robin Spiller’s Streaker, but there were ongoing tussles for position between the Topper and Laser 4.7 as well as the Bosun and Solo further down he fleet.  With handicap applied the final results were as on the water, with the exception of Jane Anderson whose Topper gained 3 places.

Results:

  1. Mike Coulson and Viki Herbert-Coulson (Wayfarer)
  2. Jane Anderson (Topper)
  3. Nathan Pollard (Laser Radial)
  4. Robin Spiller (Streaker)
  5. Linda Spiller (Laser 4.7)
  6. Brian Pollard and Sally Wills (Bosun)
  7. John Savage (Solo)

PM: Pursuit 3

The Bosun, followed by Topper and Streaker led those slower dinghies trying to maintain their relative head start, while faster boats successively set off to chase.  Nathan Pollard was again the victim of a sudden gust but quickly righted his capsized Laser, managing to gain one place overall, as did Linda Spiller’s Laser radial. Jane Anderson and Robin Spiller both lost 2 places, while Roger Heasman, returning to his Streaker gained 2.  He took the lead early on, fighting off the pursuing Wayfarer, which had sped through the fleet from starting last to clinch a final second place.

Results:

  1. Roger Heasman (Streaker)
  2. Mike Coulson and Viki Herbert-Coulson (Wayfarer)
  3. Linda Spiller (Laser radial)
  4. Jane Anderson (Topper)
  5. Nathan Pollard (Laser radial)
  6. Brian Pollard and Sally Wills (Bosun)
  7. Robin Spiller (Streaker)