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Ocean Elements 2018

Laser Lakeland and Borders Grand Prix at Annandale Sailing Club

by Myles Ripley 7 May 2017 16:39 BST 6 May 2017
Laser Lakeland and Borders Grand Prix at Annandale © M.Ripley

Annandale welcomed us with a good wind coupled with occasional sun, even if the wind came with massive gusts with big wind shifts that flattened more than a few of the fleet.

By the end of the first race all were happy to take a break and regain some energy from excellent home made soup and rolls from the galley staff at the club.

Several sailors went for a smaller rig for race 2 and 3 - whilst still strong and gusty not as wild as race 1. Chris Nurney set a long beat and fast reaches for race 2, and an extra beat in race 3 which saw the race leaders having a very close battle all the way to the line.

A hard day's sailing saw tired but satisfied faces at the prize giving.

Sailors came from 8 different clubs which, for 15 sailors, is a good spread. Jon Abbatt is the current series leader.

Mark layers and safety boat team did a great job with plenty of capsizes and changes of courses to deal with.

Overall Results:

PosFleetRigSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1stMasterStandard179030Andrew HewettSt Marys11‑22
2ndMasterStandard209911Tim KeighleyWest Riding‑3314
3rdMasterStandard163355Jon AbbattUllswater22‑4.54
4thAdultStandard163016Greg LigginsDerwent4‑637
5thLadyRadial / 4.7184285Kelly CarmichaelAnnandale‑944.58.5
6thGreat Grand MasterStandard176743Peter WhippBassenthwaite55‑710
7thLadyRadial176760Carol BeattieAnnandale6‑8612
8thJuniorRadial77George ThomasSedburgh School79(DNF)16
9thMasterStandard60BTony BamforthAnnandale107(DNF)17
10thMasterStandard / Radial176456Jonathan AnsonBassenthwaite(DNF)11819
11thMasterRadial177885Stephen RobertsSouth Windernere813(DNC)21
12thGrand MasterStandard / Radial147184David RichardsonAnnandale1210(DNC)22
13thMasterStandard / Radial174909Paul GannonBassenthwaite(DNF)14923
14thJunior4.77Walter KeeganSedburgh School1112(DNC)23
15thJunior4.78Geordan MossSedburgh School13(DNC)DNC29

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