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Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit - Day 4

by Robin Milledge 29 Oct 2018 11:42 GMT 28 October 2018
Gravity, Ronan Grealish and Simon Mcarthy's modified Hunter 707 wins Class 1 in LTSC Solent Circuit Race 4 © Robin Milledge

Race four of the Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit, sponsored by Pennyfarthing Homes, was sailed in extreme conditions on Sunday 28th October.

In a complete contrast from the previous week's flat calm, the few brave crews who ventured out on to the Solent experienced a bitterly cold northerly wind gusting up to thirty five knots and a choppy sea churned up by the wind blowing against the flooding spring tide. Limited by the wind direction, the race committee set a short windward leg to the Pennyfarthing Homes moveable mark, followed by a short reach to the Harken mark.

Classes one, two and three then had an action filled down wind leg to the island shore, followed by a tide assisted windward leg and a second run. The J80's and Folkboats sailed a shorter windward leeward course closer to the mainland shore. Despite the sunny weather, with the wind building to gusts up to force seven, the race committee took the decision to shorten the courses for all classes.

Race 4 Results:

Class 1
1. Gravity, Alex Hayman
2. Jelly Baby, William Newton
3. Jin Tonic, Andy Roberts

Class 2
1. Susimi II, Micheal Carrington
2. Fizz, Tim Gale

Class 3
1. Google-Eye, Pat Stables
2. Minnie, Alex Grabau
3 Dynamic, John Turner

1. No Regrets, Chris & Hannah Neve
2. Dark & Stormy II, Liam Willis
3. Fiducial, Andrew Hurst

1. Stralende, Simon Flack
2. Padfoot, Chris Hills
3. Mistral, J & C Sowry

Racing continues on Sunday 3rd November. LTSC would like to thank all the event sponsors for their support including Pennyfarthing Homes, Caldwells Estate Agents, Grabau International Yacht Brokers, Ringwood Brewery, Lymington Yacht Haven, Harken and Sanders Sails.

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