19th May 2019 Race Report

Cup 3

Bob Sampson and Sue Murray in the RS 200 were first over the line on a handsome day with a brisk little northerly. Vicki Duncalf pulled off one of her characteristically fine starts but at the first buoy (Zebra) it was Adam Hilton’s Aero 7 that followed the RS200. Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7), third at the start, and Robin Spiller (Streaker) who’d only started seventh, came next. These were still the first four at the end of a first, twenty minute lap that had taken the fleet on a beat all the way to Far buoy. They were again the first four at the end of the second with Linda Spiller (Laser Radial) coming up and finally taking over fourth place from her husband on lap 3. The Wills/Heasman Bosun had begun the race fifth over the line with the Gilbert/Pollard Bosun behind them. They swapped places more than once in the course of the race. With the Laser 4.7 having a handicap some 150 points better than the RS200 and the Aero7, there was little doubt that Jane Anderson would take the honours. The Aero7 capsized yards from the finish!

  1. Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7)
  2. Vicki Duncalf (Topper)
  3. Cilla Gilbert and Brian Pollard (Bosun),
  4. Sally Wills and Roger Heasman (Bosun)
  5. Bob Sampson and Sue Murray (RS 200)
  6. John Dabbs and Paul Petvin (Bosun)
  7. Robin Spiller (Streaker)
  8. Linda Spiller (Laser Radial)
  9. Geoff Floyd (Solo)

Retired: Adam Hilton (Aero7),

Sailboat 3

The RS200 was again first away but with Sue Murray at the helm this time. John Dabbs with Paul Petvin and Adam Hilton in the latter’s Bosun got a fine start at third over the line but had his advantage disappear when the hull touched Zebra buoy. A racelong battle developed between Jane Anderson (generally second) and Linda Spiller (mostly third). Roger Heasman with Sally Wills had the early running in the Bosun race but Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert finished the first lap in front of them and were not challenged again, finishing a couple of minutes ahead.

  1. Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7)
  2. Linda Spiller (Laser Radial)
  3. Sue Murray and Bob Samson (RS200)
  4. Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Bosun)
  5. Vicky Duncalf (Topper)
  6. Roger Heasman and Sally Wills (Bosun)
  7. John Dabbs, Paul Petvin and Adam Hilton (Bosun)
  8. Geoff Floyd (Solo)

Retired: Robin Spiller (Streaker)

Grateful thanks were given to Paul Anderson and John Duncalf who ran the races and to Mandy Pollard for photography.