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Solo Open at Papercourt Sailing Club

by Peter Lytton 16 Oct 2017 11:27 BST 15 October 2017

32 boats, including 14 visitors, contested what resulted in a terrific day's sailing in unseasonably warm weather for October. The day started grey with a gentle breeze.

Sam Tozer from the home club showed the way to the first mark, and led most of the way round race one, with Fraser Hayden and Paul Robinson snapping at his heels. At the line Robinson squeezed in first followed by Hayden and Tozer.

For race two, the wind had shifted slightly and increased, and an over-eager fleet saw a general recall, and the black flag for subsequent starts. This time Sam Tozer made sure of a result, leading emphatically from the off, again chased by Hayden and Robinson. This time the line saw Tozer followed by Robinson and Hayden.

After lunch, the wind picked up, generally blowing force 3, with some stronger gusts which saw some of the fleet taking a swim. And the sun was out. In race 3, Doug Latta from Hayling Island SC stormed off the line, and as he increased his lead, the result was never much in doubt, being followed home by Tozer and Simon Derham from Island Barn SC.

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In race four Simon Hamment from Papercourt, sailing a borrowed boat, led the charge to the first mark. The lead then changed several times, with the first four all finishing within 3 seconds. At the gun it was Robinson, Derham, Andrew Boyce and Simon Hamment.

The fleet returned ashore for afternoon tea, the consensus being that it had been an excellent day's racing.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st4973Paul RobinsonPSC12‑1114
2nd5065Sam TozerPSC312‑66
3rd5393Simon DerhamLittleton SC‑134329
4th5080Fraser HaydenPSC236‑7.511
5th5180Paul PlayleIsland Barn45‑8514
6th5666Andrew BoycePSC‑887318
7th6000Doug LattaHISC/Portchester5151(RET)21
8th5361Nick JacksonBurghfield‑1075921
9th4801Godfrey ClarkFishers Green799‑1625
10th5678Patrick FellPSC9‑11107.526.5
11th4298Simon HammentPSC‑20617427
12th5045John ReedBough Beech612‑141129
13th5058Mark CarletonPSC1210‑211335
14th4679Mark FullerPSC‑212141237
15th5202Frank BrownPSC11‑17151541
16th5168Jonathan OtterPSC18.5‑19131041.5
17th5724Terry PalmerUpper Thames SC15(DNF)121946
18th5063Peter HammentLondon Corinthians14‑20161747
19th4970Sue TaylorSilver Wings‑2313191850
20th4669Alan FullerPSC‑2418201452
21st4741Steve JonesLittleton SC221418(RET)54
22nd5693John PrestonPSC1616‑242355
23rd4858Martin KempPSC18.522‑252262.5
24th4551Bill HutchingsTonbridge1723‑262666
25th4818John HawesPSC‑2824222066
26th5575Shaun WelshCalshot SC25‑27232169
27th5029Wynne KenrickBurghfield‑3025282578
28th5718Craig ClarkePSC2926‑302479
29th4204Roy NewportPSC27‑28272781
30th4846Dave WelchPSC‑3130292887
31st4454Stas LawickiPSC2629(RET)RET88
32nd5684LeggattAylesbury SC‑3231312991

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