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Hansa Traveller Series at Wealden Sailability, Chipstead Sailing Club

by Bob Mac Cormick 1 May 2014 14:27 BST 28 April 2014
Hansa Class Traveller Series at Wealden Sailability, Chipstead © Bob Fisher

Monday 28th April, saw Wealden Sailability's second foray into the Hansa TT series with 17 entrants covering all four classes.

Contrary to forecast, the weather was dry, warm, and with a reasonable enough breeze to make for competitive sailing.

The results were almost a repeat of last year with Frensham Pond again dominating the 2.3 and 303 classes although Lyndsay Burns' tactic of scaring off the competition to the point where they didn't even turn up was perhaps taking things a bit far (come on folks, who will give this lady a run for her money?).

The 303 Solo class was a repeat of last year with Paul Philips of Frensham Pond taking first place from Margaret Forman (Frensham Pond) in second place, and James Woosnam (Frensham Pond) in third.

The 303 doubles were, as last year, won by Hugh Lansdowne of Tideway Sailability and J Thomas, whilst the second and third places were respectively taken by Peter and Peta.Etherton (Frensham Pond) and Andy Sheath and R Hook (Frensham Pond).

Only in the Liberty class were Frensham Pond excluded from the winners' rostrum, with David Durston of Whitefriars again taking first place, closely followed by Hanningfield's Chris Atkin in second and Mike Mathews (Wealden) in third.

Both 303 classes saw some fierce competition for 1st place and the final result was calculated on all four races.

Mariners of Bewl, in the form of Tim Scott and Tanya, managed a respectable 4th place in the 303 doubles; not quite enough to win a prize on this occasion.

Prizes were awarded by Lela Weavers, Chevening Parish Councillor, who was present throughout the day, assisting with Race Entry Administration (no small task).

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