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Laser Radial Qualifier at Hayling Island Sailing Club

by Alison Young on 12 Oct 2011 8-9 October 2011

Over 100 boats travelled to Hayling Island for the second autumn qualifier of 2011. On Saturday 8th of October the fleet completed 3 races in a 10-12kt WNW breeze. With wind against tide for the first race it was a surprise to see both fleets get away first time!

In the first start John Booth led the fleet down the last run to take the win with Andrea Brewster chasing in second and Hannah Snellgrove third. In the second start Chloe Martin led around the windward mark having got into good pressure on the right at the bottom of the beat. She extended her lead on the second beat before Ali Young overtook on the last run with Charlotte Dobson pulling through the fleet for third.

In the second race with the tide now turning the course became skewed with long tack port. In the first start Jon Emmett took the win with Michael Beckett second and Dobson third. In the second start Snellgrove led around the windward mark having been one of the first boats onto port. Ben Elvin took the lead down the first run by sailing less distance. He held his lead to the finish with Young moving into second and Robbie Gilmore making good gains to finish third.

The third race saw the first recall of the day with the fleet getting away at the second attempt under the black flag. With the first beat long tack starboard Young led around the windward mark, a lead she continued to extend throughout the race. On the last run Brewster got past Gilmore to take second. In the second start Beckett topped off a good day with the race win with Ross Harvey taking second and Snellgrove third.

Sunday saw the fleet split into gold and silver fleets for two more races in a Westerly breeze of 12-14 knots. With wind against tide it was unsurprising to see that the black flag was needed to get the fleet away. In the first race the leaders came out of the left with Young leading around the windward mark from Beckett. On the first run Snellgrove pulled into second, before being over-hauled by Beckett on the second beat to finish that way round. Young maintained her lead to take the win.

In the final race at the top of the first beat the wind dropped to 8 knots and Emmett rounded first having worked the left hand side best. The decrease in breeze made for a tricky first run as the fleet bunched up and Brewster was the first to adopt the best technique to take the lead, with Dobson pulling up into second. These two pulled away from the rest of the fleet on the second beat and Brewster did just enough to hold off Dobson on the final run, with Young third.

Overall Results:

1st Ali Young
2nd Michael Beckett
3rd Charlotte Dobson

Full results on the UKLA website.

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