Wednesday 14th July 2021 Race Report

Teatime Tankard 5

A lovely warm sunny Wednesday with northwesterlies, moderate in strength but gusty enough to force Sue Murray to practice her dry capsize routine in the middle of the Lake. A trio of Lasers took to the water, Linda Spiller’s with a big sail, Sue Murray’s and Mel Sampson’s with Radials. Robin Spiller and Adam Hilton had their familiar respective Streaker and Solo. The double-handers were represented by Ethan and Leila Farmer’s Hartley 12, John Dabbs’ Bosun with a visitor crewing and the Witchell Bosun, Louise at the helm.

Linda crossed the start line first, tacking to Home 2 and then up to Pinkie. The rest started in the order Sue, Adam, Mel, Robin, John, Leila and Louise. By Pinkie Mel had overtaken Adam and John Dabbs had got his Bosun up to fifth. On the second lap Sue’s little incident put her at the back of the leading quartet. John D and Robin kept changing places. On the third lap Sue overtook Adam but didn’t get enough lead over him to nullify her handicap disadvantage. Equally Linda’s twenty second lead over Mel at the finish got reversed by the handicap.

  1. Mel Sampson (Laser Radial)
  2. Linda Spiller (Laser Full)
  3. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  4. Sue Murray (Laser Radial)
  5. John Dabbs and visitor (Bosun)
  6. Robin Spiller (Streaker)
  7. Louise and Colin Witchell (Bosun)
  8. Ethan and Leila Farmer (Hartley 12)

 

Midweek Mug 1

Linda Spiller again started first but the big sail was proving tricky to handle in the slightly increased winds and she lost ground during her beat up to Pinkie so that both Sue and Mel got there ahead of her. The Radial twins had also got past, second starting, Adam. John Dabbs was next round Pinkie and then Leila now helming the Farmer Hartley. On the second lap Mel got past Sue and held that lead, although narrowly avoiding capsize at Dam Green during a period of decidedly freakish gusts.

Linda eventually pulled out a minute and a half’s lead over Adam: not enough! John Dabbs continued to circulate in fifth but, coping solo with the winds, was not close enough to the lead bunch to be promoted by the handicap.

  1. Mel Sampson (Laser Radial)
  2. Sue Murray (Laser Radial)
  3. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  4. Linda Spiller (laser Full)
  5. John Dabbs (Bosun)
  6. Leila Farmer and visitor (Hartley 12)

Grateful thanks were given to Bob Sampson and Brian Clifton, Officers of the Day.

11th July 2021 Race Report

Bosun Plus 5

Six Bosuns crossed the line with Roger Heasman (Linda Spiller as crew) in the lead in this one class race under lowering skies and at times heavy rain but not the powerful winds forecast. Brian Pollard (with Cilla Gilbert) followed, with John Dabbs (Ian Chatterton) next. Bob Sampson, sailing solo and with small sails, came after, with Sue Murray and Vicki Duncalf in their wake, also flying small sails. Adam Hilton and Paul Anderson (his first ever race as crew) were last over the line but overtook the two small-sailed Bosuns before the gybe at Dam Green. The heavens opened and the rain cut much of the wind strength as the fleet rounded Inlet and hardened up to beat across to West. Reaching to Far was easy but the multiple tacks required to return to the start line were demanding of boats and helms. Roger Heasman lost his comfortable lead, his Bosun still refusing to point as high as others. This made John Dabbs the leading Bosun at the end of the lap with the rest in the order Heasman, Hilton, Murray and Sampson. They were all bunched up going round Dam Green but Roger Heasman was gifted a puff of wind from heaven and shot away only to lose his advantage again as the lap progressed. The other Bosuns arrived at Inlet still bunched and squabbling. The Hilton/ Anderson boat drifted onto the buoy, losing time and having to execute a penalty turn as the cold rain came down and thunder could be heard.

  1. John Dabbs and Ian Chatterton (Bosun)
  2. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)
  3. Roger Heasman and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  4. Sue Murray and Vicki Duncalf (Bosun)
  5. Adam Hilton and Paul Anderson (Bosun)

Retired: Bob Sampson (Bosun)

Nathan Pollard (Laser Full) also raced.

 

Pursuit 6

The unseasonal damp and chill had left some sailors dispirited and the field was reduced to five with, in this pursuit race, Vicki Duncalf’s Topper starting first and Nathan Pollard’s Laser Full starting last some fifteen minutes later with the other competitors spread out in between. Before the end of the first lap John Dabbs had overtaken Vicky Duncalf and Sue Murray, now with Bob Sampson as crew, had overtaken Brian Pollard who shortly after found himself with a tiller extension in his hand unattached to the tiller, requiring an emergency visit to the pontoon for repairs. Right at the end of lap 2 Sue Murray overtook John Dabbs but Nathan Pollard never made up enough ground to overtake the leading  Bosuns.

  1. Sue Murray and Bob Sampson (Bosun)
  2. John Dabbs and Ian Chatterton (Bosun)
  3. Nathan Pollard (Laser Full)
  4. Vicki Duncalf (Topper)
  5. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)

Grateful thanks were given to Jane Anderson, Officer of the Day, and to Mandy Pollard who took the photographs.

Wednesday 7th July 2021 Race Report

Teatime Tankard 4

Five boats hovered at a sheltered start-line with the sun shining down on them through the clouds and Sue crossed the line first closely followed by Adam who soon overtook as they headed for West White. They disappeared from sight from the race hut line astern with the Bosun of John Dabbs (who was testing out a reefed mainsail) bringing up the rear and then crossed to Inlet with the first three now in close order. Turning at Pinkie the order was Adam, Sue and Linda still close with Robin and John a growing distance behind. A 360 turn from Adam approaching Inlet moved him back to third with Sue now leading in her Laser 4.7 as they closed on Dam Green and Robin closing in fourth. At the start of lap two an early tack from Adam had shot him into the lead with Sue just in second and overlapped by Linda. With Adam pulling away the main battle was between Sue and Linda, the latter prevailing with her radial sail as they turned down the lake, both gaining on the leader. Positions held on the final lap with gaps increasing and at the finish Adam was the clear leader, though overtaken by Sue on handicap, with Linda coming in third, John fourth and Robin fifth.

1. Sue Murray (Laser 4.7)
2. Adam Hilton (Solo)
3. Linda Spiller (Laser Radial)
4. John Dabbs (Bosun)
5. Robin Spiller (Streaker)

Teatime Plate 7

A revised start list for the second race added Geoff, set Adam as crew for John (now with his Bosun’s mainsail reef removed), rested Robin and attached Bob in a non-competing coaching role. The wind was a little fresher, the sun now hiding and the OOD donning an extra layer as the five boats approached the start. Sue crossed the line before the klaxon’s echo had died away with Linda and John close behind. At the first mark Sue and Linda had stretched a lead from Geoff and John with Bob accompanying. Going towards Pinkie the Bosun dropped to the rear but coming down the lake recovered to third with Linda overtaking Sue for the lead approaching Dam Green. The leading pair stretched their lead over John and Adam on the second lap with Bob keeping company with Geoff at the rear. By the start of the final lap the boats were in procession and, with the wind lightening, the gaps increased throughout the small fleet. Linda crossed the finish with a lead of a minute and a half over Sue, reversed on handicap to a 54 second win for Sue, whilst John and Adam came in third and Geoff fourth.

1. Sue Murray (Laser 4.7)
2. Linda Spiller (Laser Radial)
3. John Dabbs & Adam Hilton (Bosun)
4. Geoff Floyd (Solo)

Grateful thanks to Jane Chadney, OOD and to Stuart Mealing for assisting.

4th July 2021 Race Report

Bosun Plus 4

Four Bosuns with very wet crews competed for the lunchtime race. At the gun, it was Roger Heasman with crew Linda Spiller who were quickest off the mark with Bob Sampson a close second. Behind them came Brian Pollard with crew Cilla Gilbert and John Dabbs with crew Vicki Duncalf following. On the first lap Bob managed to push Roger back into second place and once the boats had settled into the course there was to be no further overtaking. Despite several skirmishes for all of the positions there was not enough wind or shifts to allow the trailing boats to be more competitive. A late freshening of the wind encouraged some more action but it was too late to produce any difference to the sequence that left Brian and Cilla just doing enough to hold off John and Vicki for third place.

1Bob Sampson (Bosun)
2. Roger Heasman & Linda Spiller (Bosun)
3. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)
4. John Dabbs and Vicki Duncalf (Bosun)

Pursuit 5

A sudden freshening of the wind minutes before the start left several sailors wishing they’d opted for extra crew or smaller sails for the afternoon race. Vicki Duncalf (Topper) was first away and managed to stay in the lead until late in the race when pipped on the last lap by James Pollard (Blaze). John Dabbs (Bosun) and Linda Spiller (Laser) were not too far behind but both got caught out by the strengthening winds with John the first for the early bath saying that he “just stuggled to control the boat” and Linda then throwing in the towel after saying it was like “Wrestling with a boar” (Though what experience she had of this cannot be verified). Lap 2 saw Bob Sampson bowing to the strength of the wind when he said “The mast was shaking so much, I could see disaster looming” leaving just 6 out of 9 starters to continue. The others proved slightly more resilient and Roger Heasman manfully handling his Bosun alone though with some difficulty. The remaining 6 after 45 minutes were 1.Vicki Duncalf (Topper) 2. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun) 3. James Pollard (Blaze) 4. Nathan Pollard (Laser) 5. Roger Heasman (Bosun) and 6. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial). As with all Pursuits, the boats got ever closer to each other towards the end of the race and within the space of 15 minutes James Pollard had eased out Vicki Duncalf for first place leaving Vicki second. Nathan Pollard had passed his Dad Brian to finish third and his Dad 4th and Jane Anderson sailed past Roger Heasman to finish fifth with him a fighting sixth and last place. Well done to James, Nathan and Jane for fighting back hard from a large time handicap and well done too to Vicki, Brian and Roger for holding out for so long. All sailors enjoyed a good cuppa and slice of John Duncalf’s birthday cake after battling the very strong gusts in the afternoon and looking forward to a well earned rest this evening.

1. James Pollard (Blaze)
2. Vicki Duncalf (Topper)
3. Nathan Pollard (Laser)
4. Brian & Cilla (Bosun)
5. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial)
6. Roger Heasman (Bosun)

Retired: Linda (Laser), Bob (Bosun), John Dabbs (Bosun)

Thanks to John Duncalf as Office of the Day, Paul Anderson as the reporter and Mandy Pollard who took the photographs.

Our best wishes to James Pollard in his new exciting career.

16th August 2020 Race Report

Covid 19 Sunday Race 10

The various forecasters agreed that the wind would be very fitful indeed but could not agree whether the clouds would be black or the sun shining or thunder and lightning dominating the sky. In the event the wind was perfectly serviceable, if decidedly on the light side, and the rain held off for the noon race and the time to eat a sandwich afterwards. There were a few gleams of sun and no thunder.

Without these uncertainties there might have been more than the seven boats that took to the water. Three were Lasers, Bob Sampson’s and Linda Spiller’s flying big sails whereas Jane Anderson had put up a Radial. Robin Spiller was out in his Streaker, John Dabbs dithered between Bosun and Gull but went with the Gull on the curious grounds that it was easier to get in and out of the water. Vicki Duncalf was in her familiar Topper but didn’t have a very good day; too little wind. The unusual sight was the Commodore sailing his RS Aero with a size 9 sail for the first time.

The wind was coming over the Dam so the race had Dam Green as the first buoy. The beat up to it already made clear that the Lasers and the Aero were going to scrap for most of the race. Bob Sampson headed the fleet at the end of each lap but Jane Anderson was second on the first lap, Linda Spiller was second on the second and Adam Hilton was second on the third!

 

  1. Bob Sampson (Laser Full)
  2. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial)
  3. John Dabbs (Gull)
  4. Linda Spiller (Laser Full)
  5. Adam Hilton (RS Aero 9)
  6. Robin Spiller (Streaker)
  7. Vicki Duncalf (Topper)

 

The rain started and the wind dropped away so the second race was not run. Grateful thanks were given to John Duncalf, Officer of the Day.

9th August 2020 Race Report

Covid 19 Sunday Race 8

First across the start line was John Dabbs (Bosun), followed by Robin Spiller (Streaker) and then Graham Joyce, racing his Laser for the first time this season. John Dabbs maintained his advantage and rounded West in the lead but was being harried by first Robin Spiller and afterwards Linda Spiller (Laser Full).

It was a day of very light winds, sometimes no wind at all. The fleet was soon spread out across the middle of the Lake, as though glued to a sheet of glass. The yellow-hulled Solo twins (Geoff Floyd and Adam Hilton) found themselves in a central position and able to pick up any breaths the wind gods chose to emit. They reached Pinkie first after multiple slow motion tacks and Adam Hilton – Solo sail number 3300 – rounded it 33 minutes and 33 seconds after the start!

It was good to see a decent complement of Bosuns now that members from different households are permitted to sail double-handed. They were bunched together, Bob Sampson with a family crew, including small granddaughter Amelia, was close to Roger Heasman with regular crew Sally Wills, John Dabbs and the Witchells.

The run back to Dam Green was rather quicker, with sporadic puffs of wind bringing the rear of the fleet closer to the front where Adam Hilton still led Geoff Floyd and Linda Spiller. Nonetheless the race was shortened to one lap which took the leading boats over fifty minutes.

  1. Bob Sampson and crew (Bosun)
  2. John Dabbs (Bosun)
  3. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  4. Geoff Floyd (Solo)
  5. RobinSpiller (Streaker)
  6. Linda Spiller (Laser Full)
  7. Graham Joyce (Laser Full)

Retired: Roger Heasman and Sally Wills (Bosun), Louise and Colin Witchell (Bosun)

Covid 19 Sunday Race 9

John Duncalf, Officer of the Day, shortened the course by omitting the northernmost buoy in order to avoid having the fleet stuck again trying to get up there. But in the event the wind was a touch fresher and more consistent, even having the cheek to capsize Linda Spiller’s Laser at West. Laps of the short course – up to West, across to Home 2 and back to Dam Green – were taking about eight minutes.

Graham Joyce had a great start, but he was well to leeward and soon had to tack, then came across the Commodore on starboard, had to tack again and lost his advantage. John Dabbs was close behind followed by Robin Spiller. Linda Spiller soon took over the lead and held it throughout, with Adam Hilton behind her and with Robin Spiller threatening to overtake him. At the end of lap 1 the single handed Bosun pair of Bob Sampson (now without family) and John Dabbs powered past Home 1 but Graham Joyce, all unawares, went the wrong side of the buoy and could not benefit from his third position on the water at the finish.

  1. Bob Sampson (Bosun)
  2. John Dabbs (Bosun)
  3. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  4. Robin Spiller (Streaker)
  5. Linda Spiller(Laser Full)
  6. Geoff Floyd (Solo)
  7. Roger Heasman and Sally Wills (Bosun)

Retired: Graham Joyce (Laser Full)

Grateful thanks were given to John Duncalf, Officer of the Day, and to his timekeeper, Vicki Duncalf.

Wednesday 22nd July Race Report

Covid-19 Wednesday Race 2

Not just sunny but warm with a useful little breeze, a sailing afternoon hard to improve on. But humans are error prone and errors were committed. The Commodore set the course, beating via West to Far, reaching/running back via Inlet, including the instruction to leave Middle to starboard when it should have been to port. This meant, if the fleet was to go round this buoy at all, a 450 degree turn and was largely responsible for a collision between Paul Anderson (Laser Full) and Robin Spiller (Streaker), the first collision, Paul claimed, in his fifty years on the water. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial) started well and soon established a lead in front of Linda Spiller. Behind them Adam Hilton’s Solo was swapping places with the Streaker and the big-sailed Laser. John Dabbs Gull brought up the rear

UTLSC PNs – Midweek Mug

Rank HelmName CrewName Class Rating Elapsed Corrected Points
1 Jane Anderson LASER RADIAL 1115 0:45:16 0:40:36 1.0
2 John Dabbs GULL 1365 1:00:00 0:43:57 2.0
3 Linda Spiller LASER RADIAL 1115 0:49:09 0:44:05 3.0
4 Adam Hilton SOLO 1144 0:50:36 0:44:14 4.0
5 Paul Anderson LASER 1075 RET 9.0

Personal PNs – TeaTime Tankard

Rank HelmName CrewName Class Rating Elapsed Corrected Points
1 Jane Anderson LASER RADIAL 1066 0:45:16 0:42:28 1.0
2 John Dabbs GULL 1364 1:00:00 0:43:59 2.0
3 Linda Spiller LASER RADIAL 1115 0:49:09 0:44:05 3.0
4 Adam Hilton SOLO 1136 0:50:36 0:44:33 4.0
5 Paul Anderson LASER 1075 RET 9.0

Thanks to the Commodore who started the race, sprinted for his boat and collected the finishing times afterwards.

3rd November 2019 Race Report

Frostbite 6

A fairly benign morning saw seven boats on the water with wind of force 2-3.

Linda Spiller in her laser 4.7 and John Dabbs in his new Bosun were a little early at the start line and had to re-round the start buoy. Nathan Pollard (Laser 4.7) soon developed a healthy lead during the first lap with the Bosuns of John Buckett with crew Sally Wills and Brian Pollard with ‘new crew’ Robin Spiller in hot pursuit. Then the rain set in and a vicious gust nearly caught Nathan out but he skilfully avoided a capsize at Dam. Linda was valiantly chasing her husband Robin but helm John managed to benefit from some nice gusts and forged ahead. Meanwhile the toppers of Jane Anderson and Vicki Duncalf were sailing parallel and did a synchronised gybe around Dam with Jane emerging in the lead. In the second lap both Linda and Brian overtook John Buckett. The two Bosuns were at Dam mark together but Brian pulled away  first. In the second and third laps Jane extended her lead over Vicki.

The results were as follows.

  1. Nathan Pollard (Laser 4.7)
  2. Jane Anderson (Topper)
  3. John Buckett and Sally Wills (Bosun)
  4. Vicki Duncalf (Topper)
  5. Brian Pollard and Robin Spiller (Bosun)
  6. John Dabbs and Paul Petvin  (Bosun)
  7. Linda Spiller (Laser 4.7)

 

Icicle 6

The wind has risen considerably for the second race and together with the rain it made for miserable and challenging conditions. Soon white caps started appearing but the boats continued to plough through the waves with their masts waving in the gusts. Nathan had a good lead right from the start. Jane Anderson (Topper) soon moved into second place as she planed spectacularly down to Dam buoy, she was followed by Brian in the Bosun, now with Sally Wills as crew. Vicki Duncalf (Topper) overtook John Dabbs and crew Paul Petvin(Bosun) in the strengthening winds on the plane down to Dam.

John and Paul retired but the remaining boats continued to stay afloat and complete a shortened course. The course was shortened due to deteriorating conditions.

  1. Nathan Pollard (Laser 4.7)
  2. Jane Anderson (Topper)
  3. Vicki Duncalf (Topper)
  4. Brian Pollard and Sally Wills (Bosun)

Retired John Dabbs and Paul Petvin (Bosun)

27th October 2019 Race Report

Frostbite 5

This was a two lap race, admittedly over a course that used the full length (Far to Dam Green) and width (Inlet to West) of the Lake, which took an hour because the north-easterlies were blowing very gently under their bright but cool sun. The wind never quite disappeared however, although leaving Inlet in the lee of the hill could be very slow.

All helms started on starboard tack aiming at Inlet but Vicki Duncalf (Topper) was over the line and had to turn back. Robin Spiller (Streaker) got his stroke of fortune with a breath of wind which put him in the lead and into clear air. Across the Lake at West the Streaker led Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7), Adam Hilton (Aero 5) and Nathan Pollard (Laser Radial) with the rest of the fleet in line astern. The Aero dropped places but the two Lasers continued to scrap, Nathan Pollard getting past before the end of lap 1 but Jane regained second place on lap 2 and finished a minute and a half behind the Streaker, close enough to win on handicap. The race’s Bosun battle was between Nicky Buckett , Linda Spiller crewing, and Brian Pollard with Cilla Gilbert as crew. They were never far apart; Nicky Buckett finishing twenty seconds ahead. Light winds are not good for Topper sailors and Vicki Duncalf found herself drifting onto Home 1 buoy, mainsheet caught up, she retired. John Buckett in his Otter spent most of the race in company with the stuttering Aero, finishing the first lap behind it but the second in front.

  1. Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7)
  2. Nicky Buckett and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  3. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun),
  4. Robin Spiller (Streaker)
  5. Nathan Pollard (Laser Radial)
  6. John Buckett (Otter)
  7. Adam Hilton (Aero 5)

Retired: Vicki Duncalf (Topper)

 

Icicle 5

Vicki Duncalf timed it perfectly this time and got her Topper away first but couldn’t point high enough to maintain the position and was only the sixth boat to round Inlet, the first buoy. John Buckett’s Otter had also got away well and he was still third round Inlet but lost places subsequently. It was Nicky Buckett’s Bosun which did best; second to start but first round Inlet and West and Far, indeed she was still leading at the end of the lap. She was pursued by  Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7), a recovering Robin Spiller (Streaker) who’d had to turn back to avoid jumping the start and Nathan Pollard (Laser Radial) also making up for a slow start. Robin Spiller got past Jane Anderson before they reached Middle. The remarkable Otter was still fifth at the end of lap one but lost a place to the Bosun now helmed by Cilla Gilbert and crewed by Brian Pollard on lap two. The other Bosun lost the race lead before Inlet on the second lap and by the end had been passed by Robin Spiller, Jane Anderson and Nathan Pollard; applying the handicaps gave it back the victory.

  1. Nicky Buckett and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  2. Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7)
  3. John Buckett (Otter)
  4. Robin Spiller (Streaker)
  5. Cilla Gilbert  and Brian Pollard (Bosun)
  6. Vicki Duncalf (Topper)
  7. Nathan Pollard (Laser Radial)

 

Grateful thanks were given to John Dabbs who ran the races and took the photographs as well.

(Note to UTLSC members – results changed because computer had Robin with a Wave sail on his Streaker. Sorry Robin.)

20th October 2019 Race Report

Frostbite 4

This race began with two false starts! Half the helms had misunderstood the course and crossed the line in the wrong direction! The Commodore, who led the pack after the first false start and was well up on the second, managed to foul up the third and could be seen fuming in his little Aero 5. Brian Pollard (with Cilla Gilbert) got his Bosun away first and was still leading at Inlet buoy  but by the time they had tacked their way up to Far the Laser Radial of Nathan Pollard had taken the lead. It was a bright day but cold and the force 4 wind was viciously gusty. There were several capsizes and a couple of retirements. The order settled down with Nathan Pollard firmly in the lead, Sue Murray in another Laser Radial second, the Pollard/Gilbert Bosun third, Jane Anderson’s Topper fourth and the Heasman/Wills Bosun fifth. They all retained those places until the end. Behind them Vicki Duncalf’s capsize on lap 2 put her behind Adam Hilton’s Aero 5 who was recovering from his capsize and went on to battle with and eventually overtake (on the water but not on handicap) John Dabbs’ Bosun (Paul Petvin crewing).

  1. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun),
  2. Jane Anderson (Topper)
  3. Nathan Pollard (Laser Radial)
  4. Sue Murray (Laser Radial)
  5. Roger Heasman and Sally Wills (Bosun)
  6. Vicki Duncalf (Topper)
  7. John Dabbs and Paul Petvin (Bosun)
  8. Adam Hilton (Aero 5)

Retired: Robin Spiller (Streaker), Graham Joyce (Laser Full)

Icicle 4

John Dabbs got his Bosun over the line first but was the furthest downwind of the fleet and the long tack needed to get round the first buoy (Zebra) dropped him to last! The other two Bosuns started second and third followed closely by Jane Anderson and the two Lasers gunwale to gunwale. Robin Spiller (Streaker) was seventh and, uncharacteristically, Vicki Duncalf brought up the rear. At the top of the Lake Nathan Pollard led Sue Murray, Jane Anderson followed closely and Vicki Duncalf had got herself up among the Bosuns. The subsequent two laps saw the leading Topper and the Dabbs/Petvin Bosun in close competition and Robin Spiller hauling the Streaker up the order to sixth. Sue Murray had reduced her sail to a 4.7 for this race and this gave her the victory on corrected time, Nathan Pollard’s lead of two and a half minutes on the water reduced to a deficit of twenty two seconds when his handicap was applied.

  1. Sue Murray (Laser 4.7)
  2. Nathan Pollard (Laser Radial)
  3. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert  (Bosun)
  4. Jane Anderson (Topper)
  5. Vicki Duncalf (Topper)
  6. John Dabbs and Paul Petvin (Bosun)
  7. Roger Heasman and Sally Wills (Bosun)
  8. Robin Spiller (Streaker)

Grateful thanks were given to Linda Spiller and her small assistant who ran the races and to Mandy Pollard who took the photographs.