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Open Frostbite Series at Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club - Day 6

by Alan Jackson 24 Mar 2010 09:03 GMT 21 March 2010

The final two races were sailed on a post-lunch tide in conditions that could only be said to be disappointing. Warm on a soft southwest breeze, not really in keeping with the splendid nut removing northerlies that have been rattling through the dinghy park and keeping the winter sailor revved up.

The big surprise of the day was the return of Keith Fedi sailing his newer all singing, dancing Finn.

It was David and Ron ‘Fireball’ narrowly getting away with an early running down the start line on a port tack start but heading up with speed and blasted off on the dropping of the start flag. Dean and Phil ‘Hornet’ and Malcolm and Ian ‘Laser 4000’ in close pursuit.

Dean and Phil, kept cool and a cheery faced, stuck to the task of beating up Jacko on time and finished with two 4ths to be 5th overall.

Jenny Ball ‘Laser Radial’ has been a credit to the fleet finishing all races with 3rds, 4ths and 5ths always looked comfortable on the water to win 1st lady helm and 4th overall.

Dave and Ron have not made it too easy looking but have survived to finish with a 2nd and 3rd in the score line to be 3rd overall.

Peter Playle ‘Laser’ DNS on the last day has had a well-sailed series with 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th to finish 2nd overall.

Jacko and Lorna show good teamwork and an understanding of laidback sailboat racing in all conditions with a competitive slice of the Jacko jam pot to be 1st overall.

A prize giving was held following the last race where Philip Spillane, club commodore, spread the prizes and thanked the countless club members that have endured a cold winter to run the Frostbite series, which in turn keeps the club alive. Thanks were made to the visiting sailors whose support, enthusiasm and love of the sport make the whole running of this series a worthy and valued thing to take part in and host. The club is a lesser place when you all leave.

Thanks to Jan Nuttall for sending in the photos

Overall Results:

1st Alan Jackson and Lorna Laval, Merlin, 5pts
2nd Peter Playle, Laser, 16pts
3rd David Islin and Ron Suffield, Fireball, 20pts
4th Jenny Ball, Laser Radial, 21pts
5th Dean Saxon and Rob/Phil, Hornet, 22pts

More information on the Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club website.

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