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Solutions in the Ovington Inlands at Grafham Water Sailing Club

by Ross Prytherch 18 Nov 2014 07:07 GMT 8-9 November 2014

Grafham Water hosted an excellent event, with 8 Solutions attending. The forecast was for the wind to increase on Saturday, and sure enough it did, gusting 30 knots+.

Saturday was a survival day, with some big squalls and poor visibility. A couple of sailors decided that spectating from the shore was more fun and I think most of the fleet had a dip at some stage.

Christian Smart, previously Blaze National champion borrowed 422 and put it to good effect. He broke away to take a good lead on the first race, and was consistent throughout the day with 2 firsts, and a second. Kevin Clarke (455) second in the first and third race and first in the second race, Ross Prytherch (438) continued to have thirds.

After a hard day on the water, the Solutions came second at the inter class quiz between the different Ovington classes.

On Sunday as people arrived the lake was like glass, one extreme to another, we started the first race in less than 5 knots, most boats being tangled up in the club racers! 2 races were completed.

Thanks to Grafham and Ovington for an excellent weekend enjoyed by all.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1st422Christian SmartPembrokeshire Yacht Club‑211215
2nd415Sam DavyHykeham SC3‑541412
3rd438Ross PrytherchPembrokeshire Yacht Club‑5333312
4th455Kevin ClarkDelph122(DNC)DNC14
5th392Mike GowerHickling Broad44‑54214
6th424Julian HinesNetley Sailing Club66(DNC)5623
7th437Mark CrowtherRedditch(DNC)DNCDNC6529
8th435Kathryn HayfieldDelph(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC36

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