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Laser Grand Prix at Bury Lake Young Mariners

by Dave Blakesley 8 Mar 2009 21:39 GMT 8 March 2009
Winds peak at 30 knots for the BLYM Laser Grand Prix © Dave Blakesley

Bury Lake’s annual laser grand prix kicked off in style this year, with wind speeds peaking at 30 knots during the 3-race contest.

The first race saw Alan Bishop take the early lead, closely followed by Calvin Murray. As the race progressed we saw James Barton, who had been lagging behind around mid fleet, bounce up to start contesting the leaders. The results for the first race saw Barton 3rd, Murray 2nd and Bishop 1st.

The second race remained very similar to the first, with the wind building a little bit more, however this time, with Barton retired due to injury, Bishop, Murray and Graham Lund - who had scraped in at 4th in the first race - hotly contested the lead. Bishop was pipped at the mark by Lund who took first, followed by Bishop and then Murray.

After a short postponement, the 3rd race began, in deteriorating weather conditions, with the wind building to its peak. Among the race officers there was talk of cancelling the final race. However, with just 6 of the original 12 starting the race, it went on ahead regardless. After just 2 laps, the shorten course flag was posted, and the race drew to a close, with only 4 of the starters finishing, by this time in strong winds and horizontal rain.

Many thanks to the BLYM Race committee, and to Alan Russell for providing refreshments at every available opportunity.

Overall Results:

PosHelmR1R2R3Pts
1Alan Bishop1212
2Calvin Merry2324
3Graham Lund4135
4Paul Knight5448
5Dave Ritchie65DNF11
6David Bruce106511
7Olivier 87DNF15
8James Barton3DNFDNS16
9Chris Patterson7DNFDNS20
10David LangstonDNS8DNS22
11Tom Gilbert9DNSDNS23
12Steve BishopDNFDNSDNS27

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