19th June 2022 Race Report

by Adam Hilton

Nathan Pollard

Bosun Plus 4

Blue-green algae in the waters of Upper Tamar Lake have, for more than a month, stopped, or more recently, restricted water sports at the site. Since being allowed to take to the water again the Sailing Club has turned to its fleet of double-handed Bosuns as less likely to capsize or soak their crews. Three regular Bosun crews, Brian Pollard with Cilla Gilbert, John Dabbs with Linda Spiller and Roger Heasman with David Perrett, were joined by Adam Hilton (with Robin Spiller) in his rarely used Bosun and by Bob Sampson with Sue Murray in one of the Club’s own boats. Adding to the hazards of sailing were force 4 north-easterly winds with gusts of greater strength and variable direction. Three of the Bosuns chose to fly cut down suits of sails; only the Pollard/Gilbert and Sampson/Murray boats staying with the regular sails.

Brian Pollard got his craft over the start line first with Roger Heasman second and John Dabbs third. However Bob Sampson, last to start, soon overhauled the rest and led at the end of all four laps. Roger Heasman’s race was somewhat handicapped by coming across a very slow moving Hilton/Spiller boat rounding Inlet, having to turn away from that buoy and taking some time to get out into the main breeze again. The two big-sailed Bosuns did finish first and second but John Dabb’s Bosun with a small mainsail was only a couple of minutes behind.

  1. Bob Sampson and Sue Murray (Bosun)
  2. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)
  3. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun),
  4. Adam Hilton and Robin Spiller (Bosun)
  5. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)

 

Bosun Plus 5

Sue Murray now took over the helm of the Club Bosun and the fleet was reduced to four boats. At the first start two boats were over the line and had to be recalled. At the restart Roger Heasman got away first but couldn’t maintain the lead dropping to third at the end of the first lap, to fourth at the end of the second and having the misfortune to fall out of the boat on the fourth. He retired. Sue Murray had taken the lead before the end of lap 1 with Brian Pollard taking until the third lap to get past the smaller sailed boats and hold second place until the end.

  1. Sue Murray and Bob Sampson (Bosun)
  2. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)
  3. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun)

Retired: Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)

Grateful thanks were given to Nathan Pollard who ran the races.

Wednesday 15th June 2022 Race Report

by Adam Hilton

Teatime Tankard 1

Blue-green algae were supposed to be rendering the Lake dangerous to humans (although fishermen appeared to be excluded from this category. They sat moodily in the water some meters off the Inlet shore as usual. Perhaps they spent the night with the “diarrhea, nausea or vomiting; skin, eye or throat irritation; and allergic reactions or breathing difficulties” that the internet says you get from exposure to the micro beasts) so the fleet was restricted to safe double handers or Bosuns as we call them. John Dabbs had his out with Leila Farmer. Roger Heasman was sailing with David Perrett. Colin and Louise Witchell were out, Adam Hilton had recruited Geoff Floyd to crew his Bosun and Robin and Linda Spiller took out a Club boat. Very little wind was forecast but more NWN breezes were in fact present, although feeble enough for Sue Murray, the OOD, to cut the laps from four to two.

The Dabbs boat was premature and had to go back over the start line, Roger Heasman judged it better and got away towards Zebra in the lead with the Hilton/Floyd boat following. The beat across to West was fairly brisk but the wind was dropping for the next tacks up to Pinky and really fell away on the long run back to Dam Green which was lead by Hilton/Floyd with, at the buoy, Roger, Robin, and John following with Colin and Louise Witchell struggling to get their Bosun’s sails filled in the ultra light winds. They retired.

Adam Hilton threw away all his lead by messing up the turn at Dam Green and then forgetting to lower the centre plate for most of the tack to Zebra. So Roger Heasman again led with John Dabbs getting ahead of him at Middle and then extending his lead. Roger had slipped to third when an unexpected gust from an unexpected direction caused an involuntary gibe and tossed Roger into the drink (hopefully not drunk). David kept the boat the right way up and sailing, then helped his skipper back aboard. They finished a couple of minutes behind the leaders.

  1. John Dabbs and Leila Farmer (Bosun),
  2. Robin and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  3. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)
  4. Adam Hilton and Geoff Floyd (Bosun)

Retired: Colin and Louise Witchell (Bosun)

 

Teatime Plate 4

Robin Spiller was already over the line when the horn blew and when he had returned, had trouble getting going. John Dabbs and Leila Farmer led the race away and were never headed. The long tacks they took going up to Pinkie perhaps working better than the short ones the following Heasman/ Perret boat took. The Witchell Bosun, now helmed by Louise, started the second lap third but was overtaken by the Spiller boat and then got sucked into the Inlet and becalmed. The Dabbs/Farmer boat triumphed but not soon enough for Leila’s daughter whose lift to her music was late.

  1. John Dabbs and Leila Farmer (Bosun)
  2. Robin and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  3. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)
  4. Louise and Colin Witchell (Bosun)

Grateful thanks were given to Sue Murray who ran the races.

12th June 2022 Race Report

by Mel Sampson

Mel Sampson

Bosuns PLUS 2

Despite the nice breeze, the morning’s Bosun racing began in doubt. The extremely low water level was to be shared with blue green algae, 60 participants of the Feeder Masters qualifier, three gig boats and a crocodile. Nevertheless the three Bosuns all left the pontoon with small sails for a fair competition. The course of six laps began with a silent start, to avoid offending the fish, with Colin and Louise crossing the line in the lead and perfectly on time. Confusion over the start resulted in Brian and Cilla having a two minute delay in crossing the start line, while John and Linda gave hot pursuit, taking the lead by West White.

Following an exciting reach back to Middle and run down to Dam Green, John and Linda were first across the line at the end of lap one, in nine minutes. Louise and Colin held onto second until their second visit of West White where Brian and Cilla overtook. For a moment it looked as if Louise and Colin might catch them with a strong run to Dam Green; however the wind dropping a little made the beat back to Home Two, while trying to avoid the Angler’s tight lines off the entrance to Inlet, quite a challenge.

John and Linda found a better breeze and at the end of lap three were four minutes ahead of Brian and Cilla in second. Louise and Colin retired on their third attempt to West White having run aground and then lost the pin in their main block.

Although overtaken by a gig on the penultimate run Brian and Cilla made good use of the increased breeze, steadily closing the gap between first and second, down to three minutes by the final lap. Despite John and Linda’s 360 buoy rounding penalty being hampered by an aerator they held on to win the race, with a lead of 2mins 23 seconds in the end.

  1. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller    1:08:16
  2. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert    1:10:39
  3. Colin and Louise Witchell           Retired

 

Bosuns PLUS 3

Not to be put off Louise and Colin fixed their mainsail and joined the afternoon race. The morning’s course having worked well remained unchanged but for five laps in the afternoon. Having dropped off a little for lunch the wind helpfully picked up again for the second race. While John and Linda held the edge crossing the start line, Brian and Cilla had the better position, asserting their lead by the first mark. Brian and Cilla maintained the lead through the reach while John and Linda closed in on the run, rounding Dam Green just ahead.

Cilla and Brian’s decision to tack quickly and err to the Devon side was an excellent one and saw them back into first position at the end of lap one with a 30 second lead over John and Linda. Louise and Colin lost several minutes rounding a gig and completed lap one 3 minutes behind the lead. Brian and Cilla built on their lead in lap two with a perfect run increasing the gap between first and second to 40 seconds, the Devon side again providing the cleaner wind for the beat to the line.

On lap three we saw Brian and Cilla in another race against a gig, West White to Middle, which they won squarely albeit with John and Linda holding onto their tail. John and Linda fairly flew the penultimate reach closing the gap to 30 seconds. By the time the lead boat begun lap five the wind had dropped off, making the final lap longer for all of the boats. Despite the hot competition, Brian and Cilla won the race, crossing the line 44 seconds ahead for a silent finish.

 

  1. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert     0:48:00
  2. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller     0:48:44
  3. Colin and Louise Witchell           0:57:50

 

With thanks to Robin Spiller for being Officer of the Day and to Mel Sampson for assisting and time keeping

22nd May 2022 Race Report

by Adam Hilton

Mandy Pollard 

Bosun Plus 1

John Dabbs and Linda Spiller led the Bosun race from start to finish, but the contest between the other Bosuns (Roger Heasman with David Perrett and Brian Pollard with Cilla Gilbert) was rather more ding-dong with the Heasman/Perrett boat eventually taking second place.

But on a day of seductively sailable winds coming over the western hills many helms chose their single-handers rather than getting into Bosuns.

Nathan Pollard, the Officer of the day, designed a beat for the first leg by using the Devon half of the Home 2 start line and a bunch of boats clustered at the far end of the line ready to tack across to West. Jane Anderson’s Laser Radial started first and retained the lead around the first buoy. However Bob Sampson’s second starting Laser Full soon took over the lead and retained it. The Dabbs/Spiller Bosun started third but, as with the other Bosuns, could not point as high as the single-handers and had to tack much earlier on the way to West allowing Adam Hilton (Solo) and Paul Anderson (Laser Full) to get away. The course was ingenious, involving a visit to West on the way back down the Lake as well as on the way up. This confused a number of helms and led to some retirements but the northwesterlies were quite capable of producing  capsize-inducing gusts; they contributed to retirements too.

Bosun Race

  1. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun),
  2. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)
  3. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)

Plus Race

  1. Bob Sampson (Laser Full)
  2. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial)
  3. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  4. Paul Anderson (Laser Full)

Retired: Geof Floyd (Solo), Graham Joyce (Laser Full), Vicki Duncalf (Topper)

Pursuit 1

In Pursuit races the slowest boats start first and the faster boats follow at intervals set by their handicaps and try to reach the front. The lead boat after roughly an hour’s sailing wins. In somewhat stronger winds, Vicki Duncalf’s Topper started first but was caught on lap 2 of a more conventional course with a home startline  and a trip up to Pinky via West. All three Bosuns got past her; so did Bob Sampson’s Laser. But nobody put their boat in front of Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert’s Bosun. Roger Heasman and Dave Perrett’s sister dinghy followed them, with Bob Sampson’s Laser getting up to third and Jane Anderson’s Radial rising from seventh at the end of lap 1 to fourth at the finish.

 

  1. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)
  2. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)
  3. Bob Sampson (Laser Full)
  4. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial)
  5. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  6. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  7. Geoff Floyd (Solo)
  8. Ian Chatterton (Enterprise)
  9. Vicki Duncalf (Topper)

Retired: Paul Anderson (Laser Full), Graham Joyce (Laser Full)

 

15th May 2022 Race Report

by Adam Hilton

Mandy Pollard

Barnwell 6

Nathan Pollard (Laser Full) started first and was first round Dam Green. Bob Sampson (Laser Radial) started third but was able to reach Dam Green without tacking which put him ahead of second starting Roger Heasman (with David Perrett, Bosun). Adam Hilton and Geoff Floyd had abandoned their Solos because of the high winds – force 4 and 5 gusting 6 – and started the fourth Bosun behind John Dabbs and Linda Spiller in theirs. That had been reversed by the time they went about at Dam Green, the Hilton/Floyd boat only staying ahead a short time. There were two other Bosuns in the race; Brian Pollard’s, with Cilla Gilbert, and Colin and Louise Witchell’s, which was flying a set of small sails that made it easier to handle in the winds but uncompetitive. Brian Pollard got past the Hilton/Floyd Bosun on the first lap and on the second John Dabbs got past the Heasman/Perret one only to have Roger Heasman go ahead again before the end of the lap.  The Dabbs/Spiller boat ended the race as the lead Bosun but retired because of a missed buoy.

At the front the order was reversed when Nathan Pollard capsized at West and Bob Sampson took over the lead until losing it again on lap 2. The gap between the two Lasers remained small despite the difference in sail power, Nathan Pollard, with more square meters of canvas, probably having to spill more wind than Bob Sampson. The handicaps put Sampson back ahead.

  1. Bob Sampson (Laser Radial)
  2. Nathan Pollard (Laser Full)
  3. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)
  4. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)
  5. Adam Hilton and Geoff Floyd (Bosun)
  6. Louise and Colin Witchell (Bosun)

Retired: John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun), Robin Spiller (Streaker Wave)

Sailboat 6

The place to be at the start was up against the leeward buoy, enabling the skipper to get to Dam Green without tacking. Consequently there was a good deal of pushing and shoving to get that coveted position, some of it not within the rules, which led to the post race retirement of Bob Sampson. Adam Hilton (Solo) was luckier and, powered by a passing gust, slipped in front of Brian Pollard’s Bosun to take the next-to-buoy position and make it to Dam Green in the lead. Following was Bob Sampson (now with a full size sail on his Laser) Brian Pollard and John Dabbs, who subsequently did a penalty turn. The Sampson Laser soon overtook the Solo and Nathan Pollard’s Laser was quickly free of the double-handers and in third place. He then got past the Solo near West on lap 3. The leaders thereafter became increasingly far apart, a minute between Sampson and Pollard at the finish, the Solo nearly four minutes back.

Robin Spiller, now with a full-size sail on his Streaker, had to make his way through the fleet after the start and did get past the sparring Bosuns only to slip back again. Geoff Floyd had put a small sail on his Solo, was already regretting it by the time he took to the water and was not competitive. The Bosuns were still changing places on the last lap and finished with John Dabbs in front, Brian Pollard twenty seconds behind and Roger Heasman another thirty seconds back.

  1. Nathan Pollard (Laser Full)
  2. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  3. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  4. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)
  5. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)
  6. Robin Spiller (Streaker)
  7. Geoff Floyd (Solo)

Retired: Bob Sampson (Laser Full)

Grateful thanks were given to Sue Murray who ran the races and to Mandy Pollard who took the photos.

Wednesday 11th May 2022 Race Report

by Adam Hilton

Midweek Mug 2

It had been blowing hard and raining. It was still blowing; force three to five the OOD, John Buckett, reckoned. Nobody expected timid sailors to turn up and they didn’t. So two Bosuns took to the water, both with small rigs: Roger Heasman’s with David Perrett as crew and John Dabbs’ with Adam Hilton pulling sheets. Bob Sampson said he would put a 4.7 on his Laser and go over the startline to make the race numbers legal, but once on the water, speed lover that he is, he revelled in the conditions and could be seen planing up and down the Lake, making gibe turns for the heck of it, long after the race had finished!

Roger Heasman started first but he had been overtaken by Bob Sampson before Inlet and had fallen back a minute and a half by the end of lap 1. By the end of the four laps the gap was nearly ten minutes on the water and six on corrected time. John Dabbs followed the Heasman Bosun throughout but the gap between the two boats  was never more than a few lengths and at times, generally as they rounded buoys, they were bow to transom. A good time was had by all.

  1. Bob Sampson (Laser 4.7l)
  2. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)
  3. John Dabbs and Adam Hilton (Bosun)

Grateful thanks were given to John Buckett for running the race.

8th May 2022 Race Report

by Adam Hilton

Barnwell 5

Jane Anderson led across the line and around Dam Green and kept her Laser Radial at the front for the rest of the race. The winds were southeasterly, light and highly variable in strength and direction but never actually disappeared. Second and third to start were Sue Murray (Laser Radial) and Adam Hilton (Solo). Paul Anderson got his Laser Full past the Solo on the first lap but a muddle over course buoys put him back subsequently. There were four Bosuns in the race. John Dabbs with Linda Spiller led them at the end of each lap but Roger Heasman with David Perrett changed places with Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert a time or two. Colin and Louise Witchell had the misfortune to run aground – they were by no means alone in finding the bottom of an emptying Tamar Lake – and retired. Touring calmly and consistently in seventh on the water was John Buckett in his Otter and pulling himself up from sixth at the end of the first lap to fourth at the finish was Robin Spiller in his Streaker. The handicaps put him down to sixth again.

  1. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial)
  2. Sue Murray (Laser Radial)
  3. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  4. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  5. John Buckett (Otter)
  6. Robin Spiller (Streaker)
  7. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)
  8. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)
  9. Paul Anderson (Laser Full)

Retired: Louise and Colin Witchell (Bosun)

Sailboat 5

Robin Spiller (Streaker) began his race brilliantly, pulling away from the first-over-the-line Radial of Sue Murray and the third-starting Laser Full of Nathan Pollard. The Streaker was still ahead at the top of the Lake and only lost the lead having to go back to a missed Zebra. A further confusion at Dam Green meant retirement. Over lunch the winds had turned around one hundred and eighty degrees and started blowing from points around the north west. They were still very gentle and the race took even Nathan Pollard, the winner on the water and also after the handicaps were applied, nearly an hour and a quarter to complete. On the beat up to Pinkie Jane Anderson (Laser Radial) and Adam Hilton (Solo) added themselves to the leading bunch, the Laser taking over third place on the first lap and second on the second. The Solo was briefly ahead of Sue Murray, lost the place but edged past the Radial and into third place while running back towards the Dam on the second lap. The Dabbs/Spiller Bosun again led its Heasman/Perrett and Pollard/Gilbert sisters.

  1. Nathan Pollard (Laser Full)
  2. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial)
  3. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  4. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  5. Sue Murray (Laser Radial)
  6. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)
  7. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)

Retired: Robin Spiller (Streaker)

 

Grateful thanks were given to Graham Joyce who was assisted as Officer of the Day by Nicky Buckett.

Wednesday 4th May 2022 Race Report

Midweek Mug 1

The first Wednesday race of the season was held under dark clouds but was powered by very usable force two and three northwesterlies with, by the standards of Tamar Lake, very few gusts. John Buckett’s nine buoy course had the seven strong fleet beating to Inlet and across to West, up to Pinkie and then running back to Dam Green with enough buoys in between to catch out Bob Sampson when his big-sailed Laser was in the lead. Sue Murray (Laser Radial) was first away with Linda Spiller’s Radial and then Bob Sampson just behind, but after West Bob took the lead. Adam Hilton’s Solo managed to beat between Middle and Pinkie without tacking which brought him back up to the three leading Lasers. Then on the return run to the Dam the Solo’s big sail took it past Linda Spiller’s Radial where it stayed until its skipper capsized it on lap 2. Robin Spiller’s Streaker raced Geoff Floyd’s Solo for fourth place and got it, both on the water and, their handicaps being similar, in the results. Leila Farmer, sailing the Hartley 12 solo, raced Louise and Colin Witchell’s Bosun and beat it on the water but not when the handicaps were applied. At the finish Bob Sampson had regained the lead after having to sail back to his missed buoy. He had lapped the back markers and had a minute and a half’s lead over Sue Murray. That was not enough to overcome the Radial’s advantageous handicap but was just enough – one second of corrected time – to keep him ahead of third place Linda Spiller.

  1. Sue Murray (Laser Radial)
  2. Bob Sampson (Laser Full)
  3. Linda Spiller (Laser Radial)
  4. Robin Spiller (Streaker)
  5. Geoff Floyd (Solo)
  6. Louise and Colin Witchell (Bosun)
  7. Leila Farmer (Hartley 12)

Retired: Adam Hilton (Solo)

John Buckett was a characteristically efficient Officer of the Day. Many thanks to him.

24th April 2022 Race Report

by Adam Hilton

Mandy Pollard

Tamar 1

Ten boats took to the water for the first race of the Tamar series. The first to cross the start line and begin a successful day’s racing was the Bosun of John Dabbs crewed by Linda Spiller. However, confusion as to whether to leave Dam Green to port or starboard allowed a handful of Lasers and Robin Spiller’s Streaker to go past. James Pollard led initially but Nathan Pollard was first to finish the first lap and the following three, a predictably gusty bunch of north-easterlies powering the dinghies around the course in about fifteen minutes a lap. Jane Anderson, with a smaller Radial sail on her Laser, followed the brothers Pollard at a discreet distance, finishing a couple of minutes behind the winner but being given second place by the handicap. A contest developed between Robin Spiller’s Streaker and Adam Hilton’s Solo which, after recovering from a tardy start, dogged the wake of the Streaker, occasionally putting a nose in front. The Dabbs/Spiller Bosun consistently led its Heasman/Perrett and Pollard/Weller sisters.

  1. Nathan Pollard (Laser Full)
  2. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial)
  3. James Pollard (Laser Full)
  4. Robin Spiller (Streaker)
  5. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  6. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  7. Roger Heasman and Dave Perrett (Bosun)
  8. Geoff Floyd (Solo)
  9. Mike Coley (Laser Full)

Retired: Brian Pollard and John Weller (Bosun)

 

Tamar 2

The gloomy grey skies of the first race were replaced by sun and warmth but the winds remained much the same. Adam Hilton’s Solo was the first to get away and round the first buoy but was soon overtaken by the full-sailed Lasers of Nathan Pollard and Mike Coley; these two staying at the front for the rest of the race. Jane Anderson, who had been the seventh skipper to round the first buoy, Dam Green, disposed of the three Bosuns in front of her and watched the leaders from fourth place for a couple of laps before overtaking the Solo in front of her. Brian Pollard’s Bosun, John Weller crewing, started fast, being the first to round Dam Green but was overtaken by its sisters going up the Lake. The handicaps tossed the finishing order in the air, but one skipper keeping his on-the-water place was Nathan Pollard, even if he had to share the victory with John Dabbs and Linda Spiller!

  1. Nathan Pollard (Laser Full) and, equal first, John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  2. Roger Heasman and Dave Perrett (Bosun)
  3. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  4. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial)
  5. Mike Coley (Laser Full)
  6. Brian Pollard and John Weller (Bosun)
  7. Robin Spiller (Streaker)

Vicki Duncalf was Officer of the Day. Many thanks were given to her as well as to Mandy Pollard who took the photographs.

 

17th April 2022 Race Report

by Adam Hilton

Mandy Pollard

Barnwell 3

Jane Anderson, eyeing the force 5 gusts shooting up the Lake from the south, would have chosen to sail her Topper, had it not been damaged in the winter storms by an adjacent flying dinghy. Instead she chose her Laser with a little 4.7 sail, crossed the start line at the front of the fleet but a little before the horn. She had to return and began the race at the back of the field. However she had worked her way up to third place by half way through lap 3. At the front were the Pollard brothers in full-sailed Lasers, James initially leading but already overtaken by Inlet. They finished more than six minutes in front of the rest of the field. Behind them raged a race long battle between Mike Coley’s Laser Full and Adam Hilton’s Solo, the Solo eventually triumphing. John Dabbs’ maroon Bosun (Linda Spiller as crew) led Brian Pollard’s yellow one (Cilla Gilbert crewing) with Robin Spiller’s Streaker, slowed by its small size sail, in the mix. Halfway through the race the wind chose to turn right round and blow from the northwest.

  1. Nathan Pollard (Laser Full)
  2. James Pollard (Laser Full)
  3. Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7)
  4. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  5. Adam Hilton (Solo)
  6. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)
  7. Mike Coley (Laser Full)
  8. Robin Spiller (Streaker Wave)

Sailboat 3

Over lunch the wind dropped but it returned, still from the northwest, for the start of Sailboat 3 along with some dim and murky conditions. Nathan Pollard’s Laser led away and stayed in front on a course no longer starting towards the Dam but aimed straight up to Pinkie. Adam Hilton’s Solo followed but further reduced the already depleted fleet by retiring. The Pollard/Gilbert Bosun was third to start but Jane Anderson, fourth starting, was already on its beam as they passed the inlet and she stayed at second from then on but was not far enough ahead of the Dabbs/Spiller Bosun to overcome the double-handers’ handicap advantage when the results were announced

  1. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  2. Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7)
  3. Nathan Pollard (Laser Full)
  4. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)

Retired Adam Hilton (Solo)

Geoff Floyd was Officer of the Day: many thanks to him and to Mandy Pollard who took the photographs.