Sail Chat: 22.09.2019 GP14 Open

GP14 Open Meeting 22nd September 2019

Despite a forecast of heavy thundery showers there was a good turn out of home sailors, joined by one stalwart visitor giving a total of ten boats competing. Fortunately the three races were carried out in the dry with the expected rain occurring during the lunch break.

The first race saw some close racing at the front with four boats in contention for most of the race. John Bell crewed by his wife Deirdre led at the start closely followed by Kevin and Madeleine Anderson, with Derek and Mary May just ahead of Richard Ham and Charlie Cotter our visitors from Tollesbury/Welsh Harp.
Richard briefly took the lead on the second lap before being overtaken by Kevin on the third lap, a position he was to keep until the end of the race.

The second race had John and Alison Hollands, the fourth of the husband and wife pairings sailing for Hampton, take an early lead, but on the second lap Richard Ham’s spinnaker work gave him a big advantage and he stormed away to take an easy victory. John maintained his second position finishing well ahead of Kevin.

The final race once again had John & Deirdre take an early lead before Richard’s spinnaker came into play and he came home to an easy victory. Stuart Jenkins and Sophie Peerless led the rest of the fleet home with Derek in third place.

The usual excellent lunch and lovely sandwiches and cake for tea.

Thanks to all the duty team, caterers, timekeepers, bar officers and all who assisted on the day.

Results were as follows

1st Richard Hamm and Carlie Cotter Tollesbury & Welsh Harp Sailing Clubs
2nd Kevin and Maddie Anderson Hampton Sailing Club
3rd Stuart Jenkins and Sophie Peerless Hampton Sailing Club

For full results see HSC Results Page

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