12th May 2019 Race Report

Ladies/Gents/Gosling/Junior 2

Thirteen boats in gentle and unreliable south easterlies converged on the pontoon start line on their way towards the Dam. There was some congestion and a good deal of pushing and shoving. Some penalty turns were undertaken as a result. All of which meant that Paul Whybrow (Solo)and Linda Spiller (Laser Radial) neither of whom had been anywhere near first over the start line, were able to sail first and second round the first buoy, Dam Green. As the fleet crept up the Lake some familiar leaders asserted themselves – Jane Anderson in her Laser Radial and Mike and Viki Herbert-Coulson in their Wayfarer. Mike Coulson overtook and led from then on. Linda Spiller (Laser Radial) was an unshakeable third. She was followed by Graham Joyce (Laser). Nicky Buckett, with Annie Quatermain, established herself as the lead Bosun of the four in the race, finishing sixth on the water and fourth on handicap.

  1. Mike and Viki Herbert Coulson (Wayfarer)
  2. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial)
  3. Vicki Duncalf (Topper)
  4. Nicky Buckett and Annie Quartermain (Bosun)
  5. Linda Spiller (Laser Radial)
  6. Cilla Gilbert and Brian Pollard (Bosun),
  7. Graham Joyce (Laser Full)
  8. Roger Heasman (Streaker)
  9. Sally Wills and Bob Sampson (Bosun)
  10. Adam Hilton and Paul Petvin (Bosun)

Retired: Paul Whybrow (Solo),John Savage (Solo), Tom McKee (Topper),

Pursuit 2

There was still too little wind to get a Topper going at any speed and Vicki Duncalf, who started first, was soon engulfed by the fleet, but Brian Pollard, with Cilla Gilbert in the Bosun, who started second, managed to hold off the speeding boats behind him and finished first. The Herbert Coulson Wayfarer, last to start, got closest to him and was followed by Jane Anderson’s Laser Radial. Linda Spiller had been behind Adam Hilton’s Aero 7 for a while but finished in front of it. He was just pleased to have realised a little of his new boat’s potential.

  1. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)
  2. Mike and Viki Herbert Coulson (Wayfarer)
  3. Jane Anderson (Laser Radial)
  4. Linda Spiller (Laser Radial)
  5. Adam Hilton (Aero 7)
  6. Vicky Duncalf (Topper)
  7. Sally Wills and Bob Sampson (Bosun)

Grateful thanks were given to Penny Abbott and Bob Bennett who ran the races and to Mandy Pollard for photography.