Wednesday 29th June Race Report

Bosuns Blue-Green 5

It was warm enough not really to want to wear the cover-up clothing that blue green algae demands and the winds were lighter than forecast, quite capable of moments of doldrum but also gusts. Three Bosun owners were present; Heasman, Dabbs and Hilton. Crews for this first race were the loyal David Perrett in the Heasman boat, Leila Farmer in the Dabbs and Anna Walker in the Hilton. This latter Bosun was the first over the start line but had less speed on the way to Inlet than had John Dabbs who went round the boy in first place. By the time they reached Pinkie John was well in the lead and Roger was coming up to the transom of Adam’s Bosun. This gap fluctuated for the rest of the race but was not closed until Adam hit Home 1 as he crossed the finish line allowing Roger to take over second place as Adam did a penalty turn.

  1. John Dabbs and Leila Farmer (Bosun)
  2. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)
  3. Adam Hilton and Anna Walker (Bosun)


Bosuns Blue-Green 6

The same three Bosuns entered the race but with a few helm/crew changes from the earlier race: Linda crewed for John; Rob took the helm with Adam as crew but David stayed on as crew for Roger.

Leila started the race then left for home with Anna, leaving the race competitors to police and time themselves over 3 laps of the same course as set for the previous race.

Roger led the Bosuns across the start line, followed closely by Rob then John.  They remained in this order as they rounded the first mark – Inlet – then tacked across to West.  John tried to squeeze between Roger and the West buoy, succeeding only in touching the mark and subsequently completing the penalty turn en route to Pinky.

Roger rounded Pinky in the lead, followed by John, then Rob.  A close race continued to Dam Green to complete the first lap.

However, John took the lead round Inlet, followed by Roger, then Rob.  This order of Bosuns continued unchanged until the end of the race.


  1. John Dabbs and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
  2. Roger Heasman and David Perrett (Bosun)
  3. Robin Spiller and Adam Hilton (Bosun)


John Dabbs was needed on the water and so organised his OOD duties from the helm of his Bosun. Thank you.