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Shearwater TT at Stone Sailing Club

by Shaun Allen 16 Oct 2010 20:34 BST 9-10 October 2010

14 boats attended the last TT event of the 2010 season, at Stone SC over the weekend of 9th-10th October. Saturday’s Racing began in fresh Easterly breeze and rising tide. Shaun Allen and Claire Robinson on Carbon Footprint established an early and unassailable lead, with the battle being for the minor places. Jack Tindale and Hugo Bull on Take5 leading the pack home.

Race 2 commenced in increasing wind strength, Take 5 being first away from the line, closely followed by Alan Howland and Rob Britton on Alley Cat, and Derek Williams and Grace Williams on Take5. The following pack being led by Carbon Footprint, who exploiting the tide made big gains on the first down wind leg, and established a commanding lead to take the gun.

Race 3 followed in similar conditions. Carbon Footprint repeating their first race performance, establishing a commanding lead by the second beat. The competition for the minor places being won by Alley Cat over Take5, UFO, and Roger Crooks and Anna Allen on Ruby. Nick Elliot and Kerry Elliot on Cajensa leading the pack home.

Sunday brought Race 4, a steady Easterley, Spring Tides and sunshine. Take5 was first away, with Alley Cat, UFO and Carbon Footprint in close company. Barry Duck and John Wiseman on New Flame leading the pack. By the second beat Take5 was caught by the shallows in St.Lawrence Bay, allowing Carbon Footprint to take the lead, challenged by UFO and Alley Cat. Carbon Footprint defending their position to the final gun.

Race 5 was the final race of the competition, Carbon Footprint and Cajensa being first off the line. UFO, Take5 and New Flame vying to lead the pack. Carbon Footprint and UFO breaking away by the second beat, remaining in close company, and competing aggressively for the lead. Despite several changes between the two, Carbon Footprint managed to secure the win. Cajensa and New Flame leading the pack home.

The legendry hospitality of Stone S.C. did not disappoint. The organisation both on and off the water being superb. An excellent weekends sailing, with near perfect conditions, allowing all to end the season on a high note.

Overall Results:

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