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Enterprise 'First Fling' at Loch Earn Sailing Club

by Loz Young 16 May 2014 07:50 BST 10-11 May 2014

Four Enterprises assembled at Loch Earn Sailing Club over the weekend of May 10-11, looking forward to the Eurovision Song Contest. And maybe some racing. At least two prospective entries missed out due to injury - that's the sailing, not the singing.

The wind was suitably light to moderate for some people's first sail of the season, and their rustiness was plain to see. Team Morrish led the way in the first couple of races, chased by team McDonald (great to see Brendan out with his dad) and team Denny. Young/Geddes found that they should have had chocolate biscuits earlier as they put aside two poor early races to win the third.

Onto the highlights of the weekend, a fab home cooked meal and Eurovision - despite initial protests to the contrary, everyone ended up with a favourite of one kind or another. We all agreed that our British sausage was better than the Austrian Wurst.

By Sunday morning the steady easterly breeze had turned into a light and shifty northerly, much to everyone's dismay. The forecast was for more wind, however with a great big hill in the way most of it never reached the water. After a postponement three more races were sailed in light and very shifty conditions, particularly in the lee of the hill. Team Morrish showed their "St Mary's" skills to claim a win and two seconds; team Denny also managed to show their "sneaky" abilities to take the fifth race by some distance, and Young/Geddes again pulled something out of the bag after a slow start to the day.

The next event in the Scottish Area is at Berwick Upon Tweed SC on May 24-25, where we will also race for the area Master and Junior trophies. The Scottish Area committee will pay the entry fee for anyone travelling within the area to their first traveller, please spread the word!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
122112Charles MorrishAlison Robertson MorrishSt Mary's Loch1121227
222114Loz YoungEllie GeddesTynemouth43143112
323163Richard DennyMaureen DennyEly34331313
422874Alistair McDonaldBrendan McDonaldBerwick22424414

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