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Javelin Open at Carsington Sailing Club

by Brian Earl 22 Apr 2008 07:57 BST 19-20 April 2008

A cutting, cold, strong and gusty wind greeted the competitors for the three races on Saturday. In race one Mike Pickles and Dick Fisher were first to the windward mark, but sailed over their spinnaker letting the Earl brothers through, who were never headed. Pickles was second with Ian Davies and Jon Clements third.

Race two saw Richard & Kathryn Smith, the current European champions, in their new boat show their speed potential, but they suffered a capsize on the gybe, handing the Earls a clear lead. Mike Pickles was knocked out as he head-butted the boom leaving his crew to right the boat and sail back alone! Gavin and Rosie Johnson were a deserved second and Davies again third.

The Earls comfortably won the third race from a recovered Mike Pickles and Ian Davies, with several capsizes further down the fleet as the wind increased even further.

For the two races on Sunday the temperature was still only 7°C and light rain added to the enjoyment! Mike Pickles benefited from his knock on the head with two good wins in the lighter wind from the Earls and Smiths.

A big vote of thanks goes to Carsington SC for superb organisation, excellent and efficient rescue crews and the usual warming food.

Overall Results:

1st Brian & David Earl, 5pts
2nd Mike Pickles & Dick Fisher, 6pts
3rd Ian Davies & Jon Clements, 12pts
4th Richard Dalton & Bernard Chudley, 18pts
5th Gavin & Rosie Johnson, 19pts

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