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Ovington Boats 2014

Solution Open at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club

by Kathryn Clark 20 Apr 2016 15:16 BST 16 April 2016
Solutions at Leigh & Lowton © Paul Hargreaves

Seven visiting Solution sailors made their way through the snowy countryside on Saturday morning to join 1 home boat at Leigh & Lowton SC for some cracking sailing in the April sunshine.

Christian Smart ran away with the event with a clean sweep of 1sts but that belies the level of competition in the races before he crossed the line. The battle for 2nd, 3rd and 4th shows how closely fought the event was, with final positions going down to the last race. Sam Davy came out on top pushing Kevin Clark into 3rd and local boy Martin Tubb finished 4th.

The back end of the fleet wasn't short of competition either though this was more like a case of the tortoise & the hare – sailing conservatively to stay upright versus going for speed and giving the burgee a wash.

Overall Results:

1st 405 Christian Smart (Pembroke YC) 4pts
2nd 450 Sam Davy (Hykeham SC) 10pts
3rd 458 Kevin Clark (Delph SC) 11pts
4th 456 Martin Tubb (Leigh & Lowton SC) 13pts
5th 440 Paul Nix (Glossop SC) 22pts
6th 438 Ross Prytherch (Pembroke YC) 25pts
7th 455 Kathryn Clark (Delph SC) 25pts
8th 436 Peter Fisk (Llandudno SC) 29pts