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)