18th October 2020 Race Report

Photos taken by Vicki on Adam’s camera

 

More photos taken by Nicky

Covid-19 Autumn 6

Eight boats started in a light south easterly breeze. The whole fleet were a little tardy to cross the line but Penny Abbott (Laser) was the first to cross followed closely by Linda Spiller(Laser). There was then a melee of boats gathered around the first mark but soon the breeze increased a bit and the boats headed up the lake with Penny having established a good lead. It was good to see John Buckett (Otter) sailing again and looking very comfortable sailing in his favoured wind conditions. At the end of lap one Linda had taken over the lead with Penny and Jane Anderson (Laser Radial) close behind. During the second lap the officer of the day shortened the course to two laps, although some boats took advantage of a slight increase in the breeze close to the finishing line. The results on handicap showed the light wind specialist John Buckett had won with only 9 seconds separating the first three positions.

 

Rank HelmName CrewName Class UTLSC PN Elapsed Corrected
1 John Buckett OTTER 1279 56:47 0:44:24
2 Jane Anderson LASER RADIAL 1115 49:36 0:44:29
3 Linda Spiller LASER 1075 47:51 0:44:31
4 Adam Hilton SOLO 1144 51:13 0:44:46
5 John Dabbs BOSUN 1234 55:57 0:45:20
6 Robin Spiller STREAKER 1133 53:48 0:47:29
7 Penny Abbott LASER 1075 51:38 0:48:02
8 Paul Anderson LASER 1075 53:39 0:49:54

Covid-19 Autumn 7

In the afternoon a very jazzy and colourful Hartley 12.2 joined the racing helmed by Anna Farmer and crewed by Mum, Leila. Jane Anderson crossed the line just ahead of Adam Hilton (Solo) They headed up the lake with Adam leading and then Jane Anderson just ahead of Penny. At the end of lap one Jane took a course tacking towards the Cornwall bank and seemed to lose out to Penny and Adam who stuck to the centre of the lake. At the end of lap one Jane and husband Paul (Laser) crossed the start line one second apart. Penny, Jane and Adam were all very close as they rounded zebra buoy but unfortunately a slight tap cost Jane a 720° penalty which lost her some time. Adam continued to forge a good lead finding the favourable gusts and it was never in doubt that he would emerge the winner.

Rank HelmName CrewName Class UTLSC PN Elapsed Corrected
1 Adam Hilton SOLO 1144 58:45 0:51:21
2 John Buckett OTTER 1279 1:06:20 0:51:52
3 John Dabbs BOSUN 1234 1:05:20 0:52:57
4 Jane Anderson LASER RADIAL 1115 59:29 0:53:21
5 Penny Abbott LASER 1075 59:07 0:55:00
6 Paul Anderson LASER 1075 59:22 0:55:13
7 Anna Farmer Leila Farmer HARTLEY 12.2 1188 RET

Thanks to Vicki Duncalf for running the races and to Bob Sampson and Sue Murray for the cold job of safety boat.

Wednesday 14th October 2020 Race Report

 

 

The sun shone and the wind was blowing from the south-east when all the forecasts had said it would come from the north-east. It was brisk; strong enough for Bob Sampson to say buddy sailing wouldn’t be safe and that he would man the safety boat. Thank you Bob. Robin Spiller, volunteer OOD – thank you Robin 

– designed a short course that went south to Dam Green, west to West White, as far north as Middle and back by way of Inlet White, the inlet being mercifully free of anglers for once.

John Dabbs, with Adam Hilton crewing the Bosun, was first over the starting line with Sue Murray (Laser 4.7) next and Linda Spiller (Laser 4.7) following. John gave the Lasers too much water at Dam Green and they went past. And that was the order for the next two laps, but on lap 3 Linda overtook Sue near West White. The order stayed the same thereafter.

Rank HelmName CrewName Class Rating Elapsed Corrected
1 Linda Spiller LASER 4.7 1190 0:34:00 0:28:34
2 Sue Murray LASER 4.7 1190 0:34:24 0:28:54
3 John Dabbs BOSUN 1234 0:36:16 0:29:23
4 Robin Spiller STREAKER 1133 OOD
5 Bob Sampson LASER 1075 OOD

Many thanks to Bob Sampson in the safety boat and Robin Spiller in the race hut.

6th September 2020 Race Report

Covid 19 Sunday Race 15

Roger Heasman with Sally Wills in the Bosun were first over the start line on an improving day with moderate northwest wind speeds of around 12 mph. Jane Anderson’s Laser Radial had gained the lead by the middle of the Lake on the many-legged and testing beat up to Far. Sue Murray followed with the smaller Laser 4.7 and managed to keep the faster boat’s lead down to three minutes after an hour’s racing giving her the victory on handicap. The fleet had been reduced when Paul Anderson took to the water only to have cordage give way rendering his Laser uncontrollable. It had to be towed in by the safety boat. In addition Adam Hilton had capsized his Solo shortly before the start and took a minute and a half to get going. The Solo, pointing high in these moderate winds, managed to pass the Heasman/Wills Bosun as well as Vicki Duncalf’s Topper by the time they reached West White on the way back from the end of the Lake.

UTLSC PNs

Rank HelmName CrewName Class PN Elapsed Corrected
1 Sue Murray LASER 4.7 1190 57:46 0:48:33
2 Jane Anderson LASER RADIAL 1115 54:44 0:49:05
3 Vicki Duncalf TOPPER 1334 1:08:22 0:51:15
4 Adam Hilton SOLO 1144 58:43 0:51:20
5 Roger Heasman Sally Wills BOSUN 1234 1:06:10 0:53:37
6 Paul Anderson LASER 1075 RET

 

Personal PNs

Rank HelmName CrewName Class Personal PN Elapsed Corrected
1 Sue Murray LASER 4.7 1167 57:46 0:49:30
2 Vicki Duncalf TOPPER 1369 1:08:22 0:49:56
3 Jane Anderson LASER RADIAL 1066 54:44 0:51:21
4 Adam Hilton SOLO 1136 58:43 0:51:41
5 Roger Heasman Sally Wills BOSUN 1280 1:06:10 0:51:42
6 Paul Anderson LASER 1075 RET

 

Covid 19 Sunday Race 16

The fleet was augmented by the welcome first 2020 outing for Nicky and John Buckett’s Bosun and by Graham Joyce’s Laser Full. The Joyce Laser may well have started first (if not it was Sue Murray’s 4.7) and he certainly took the lead on the beat up to Far at which buoy the next to gybe round were Jane Anderson, Sue Murray and Adam Hilton. Behind, a battle of the Bosuns raged, Nicky Buckett just managing to round Far in front of Roger Heasman.  On the way back Graham Joyce and Jane Anderson were neck and neck at Zebra but, discombobulated by a difficult gybe at Dam Green, Graham Joyce went the wrong side of the next course buoy and had to be excluded from the results. The Buckett Bosun pulled away from the Heasman one, Nicky Buckett craftily finding her own wind corridor parallel to the Devon bank. The 8.7 square metres of Adam Hilton’s Solo sail very gradually pulled him up towards Sue Murray’s 4.7 square metres, with the Solo eventually overtaking just before Dam Green on the last lap. A twelve second lead over the finish line was not nearly enough to counter the little Laser’s handicap advantage.

UTLSC PNs

Rank HelmName CrewName Class PN Elapsed Corrected
1 Jane Anderson LASER RADIAL 1115 49:43 0:44:35
2 Sue Murray LASER 4.7 1190 53:20 0:44:49
3 Adam Hilton SOLO 1144 53:08 0:46:27
4 Nicky Buckett John Buckett BOSUN 1234 58:02 0:47:02
5 Roger Heasman Sally Wills BOSUN 1234 59:45 0:48:25
6 Graham Joyce LASER 1075 RET

Personal PNs

Rank HelmName CrewName Class Personal PN Elapsed Corrected
1 Sue Murray LASER 4.7 1167 53:20 0:45:42
2 Jane Anderson LASER RADIAL 1066 49:43 0:46:38
3 Roger Heasman Sally Wills BOSUN 1280 59:45 0:46:41
4 Adam Hilton SOLO 1136 53:08 0:46:46
5 Nicky Buckett John Buckett BOSUN 1210 58:02 0:47:58
6 Graham Joyce LASER 1166 RET

Grateful thanks were given to Bob Sampson who ran the races and to John Dabbs who took the photographs.

Wednesday 26th August 2020 Race Report

Covid 19 Wednesday Race 4

Bob Sampson, intrepid as ever in his full sailed Laser, led off the line, led across to Inlet, and across to West and up to Far. Bob Sampson led all four laps of the race. Linda Spiller, with a Radial sail, followed him at an increasing distance, finishing four minutes behind. There was a good deal of north-westerly wind, gusting viciously in the familiar Tamar Lake manner. Adam Hilton followed the Lasers. He had put the smallest sail on his Aero but nonetheless spent the race exposing large areas of the boat’s bottom which attracted cheeky remarks from the OOD. John Dabbs was trying out the Club’s small sails on his Bosun; they are a little bigger than the Gull sails he usually retreats to in winds like this. He spent the race a couple of boat lengths away from Geoff Floyd, whose Solo was also flying a cut down sail. Geoff led at the end of the first lap, John led at the end of the next two and would have beaten Geoff over the finish line if he hadn’t gone about a few seconds too late when tacking from Dam Green to Home 1, allowing Geoff to sneak past. Out of control kayakers may have got in the Bosun’s way.

UTLSC PNs

Rank HelmName CrewName Class Rating Elapsed Corrected Points
1 Bob Sampson LASER 1075 0:58:47 0:54:41 1.0
2 Linda Spiller LASER RADIAL 1115 1:02:21 0:55:55 2.0
3 Adam Hilton RS AERO 5 1136 1:05:35 0:57:44 3.0
4 John Dabbs BOSUN 1234 1:15:11 1:00:56 4.0
5 Geoff Floyd SOLO 1144 1:15:01 1:05:34 5.0
6 Colin Witchell Louise Witchell BOSUN 1234 RET 8.0
7 Robin Spiller STREAKER 1133 OOD 11.0

Personal PNs

Rank HelmName CrewName Class Rating Elapsed Corrected Points
1 Linda Spiller LASER RADIAL 1115 1:02:21 0:55:55 1.0
2 Bob Sampson LASER 1049 0:58:47 0:56:02 2.0
3 Geoff Floyd SOLO 1307 1:15:01 0:57:24 3.0
4 Adam Hilton RS AERO 5 1136 1:05:35 0:57:44 4.0
5 John Dabbs BOSUN 1289 1:15:11 0:58:20 5.0
6 Colin Witchell Louise Witchell BOSUN 1234 RET 8.0
7 Robin Spiller STREAKER 1154 OOD 11.0

Many thanks to Robin Spiller who ran the race and took the photographs.