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Swordfish at Hornsea Sailing Club

by Alan Beecham 23 Sep 2003 10:59 BST 20th-21st September

Swordfish from Hornsea and West Riding Sailing Clubs met to compete on Hornsea Mere over the weekend of the 20th–21st September.

Saturday was bright and sunny with a light breeze. 211 Stephen Sharp and Phillip Beck lead from the start-line but they ran aground so 155 Andy Gilding and Andy Sweeting were first to the windward mark. 216 Alan and Helen Beecham took the lead during the 2nd lap which they held to the finish. Race two saw 165 Brian Ruston and Chris Bell in the lead soon to be overtaken by 172 Bill Gardner and James Padgett but by the second lap 155 had taken over at the front.

Sunday was also bright and sunny but with a stiffer breeze. In the 3rd race 155 got off to a very good start and went on to win by over 5 minutes. 211 was leading at the first mark of race 4 but some interesting spinnaker work in the freshening breeze saw the lead change several times eventually being won by 165. The final race saw some exciting racing with 211 and 165 out in front but once again 155 found the front to take the line honours and the Ray Monkman Shield for overall winner.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubPts
1st155Andy GildingAndy SweetingHornsea Sailing Club5
2nd165Brian RustonChris BellH.S.C.7
3rd Alan BeechamHelen BeechamWest Riding Sailing Club12
4th172Bill GardnerJames PadgettW.R.S.C.14
5th211Stephen SharpPhillip BeckH.S.C.18

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