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Noble Marine 2012 #2

RC Laser Northern District TT at Burwain Sailing Club

by John Sharman 15 Nov 2018 10:09 GMT 11 November 2018
RC Laser Northern District TT at Burwain © Hugo Chandor

John Sharman set the course for the prevailing southerly and very light winds but the decision was made to delay the start until after the expected rain and wind shift. Three apologies where received from some expected and regular competitors which was very kind of them.

The delay enabled the fleet of six Burwain sailors and one visitor from Fleetwood to have a coffee and take two minutes for Remembrance Day.

The predicted rain arrived during our delay and the wind shifted more westerly, the start line was reset and racing commenced with all the fleet in A rig. During race 4 the wind had picked up with several wipeouts and swan dives throughout the fleet. Everyone then took the opportunity to change to B rig.

During race 6 the sun arrived but with bright sunlight shining on the dappled water right down the rhumb line to the control area there where several complaints that the course should be shifted . The course setter opted for the fleet to take an early lunch and the sun - if it remained - would have shifted enough to make the windward mark visible again.

After lunch in the nice warm clubhouse the fleet continued with no alteration to the course or control area but still with a little sun. The high platform is very popular with sailors visiting Burwain and we try to utilise it as much as possible.

John Sharman's run of bullets came to and end for a few races but he pulled his socks up and finished the day with only three visits to second place. Hugo Chandor and Richard Whittle where having a real tussle for second place but Hugo eventually prevailed although Richard was pipped from a win in the last race of the day by millimetres.

12 races completed the sailors returned to the clubhouse for teas and coffee with a choice of cake. Boats wiped down packed away and all sailors warmed the prize giving was completed. Thanks where given to Trevor Bell for coming to adjudge start and finish lines plus compiling the results.

The next event for the Northern TT is in two weeks time at Fleetwood.

Burwain RCLasers sail every Sunday start at approx 10:30 with two club boats for visitors to use for a nominal fee. Postcode BB87LJ. Please come and have a go if you can and try this form of sailboat racing.

Results:

1. John Sharman, 11 pts
2. Hugo Chandor, 23pts
3. Richard Whittle, 28pts

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