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Laser Open at Bowmoor Sailing Club

by Mike Dyer 2 Apr 06:21 BST 30 March 2019

Summer arrived on Sunday, but the weather arrived on Saturday. Gorgeous sunshine and unfortunately, very little wind.

After a short delay and an early lunch the wind finally put in an appearance and gradually filled in over the afternoon. Race Officer, Bowmoor Commodore Tom Whittingham and his team had to work hard on the courses, but managed to give the sailors 3 close races.

From the off, form re-established itself. Many times winner John Ling narrowly beat last years winner Neil Crosby to the finish. In the second race this order was reversed leaving both sailors tied on a 1st and a 2nd, with the final race to decide the outcome. While some were anticipating a tight match race, Ling found the front of the fleet at the start, while uncharacteristically Crosby got caught in the middle of a large group. Extending his lead throughout John finished comfortably in fourth place to win the event. Neil could consider himself unfortunate to come second counting a first and a second.

Overall Results:

1st John Ling (Bartley)
2nd and 1st Great Grand Master Neil Crosby (Bowmoor)
3rd Rick Plummer
1st Youth Matt White (Avon SC)
1st Radial and 1st Lady Sarah Davies (Bowmoor)
1st Grand Master Jeremy Higson (Bartley)

PosHelmSail NoClubR1R2R3PtsNotes
1John Ling215260Bartley SC1‑212 
2Neil Crosby208674Bowmoor21‑83GGM
3Rick Plummer204967Bowmoor‑10325GGM
4Nick Holt202172Avon SC‑6448 
5Mike Dyer208129Bowmoor‑77310 
6Jeremy Higson210617Bartley SC‑125510GM
7Richard Lymposs213706Bowmoor/ Papercourt4‑8711GM
8Matt White169994Avon SC5‑6611Y
9Doug Roberts213534Bowmoor3‑10912GGM
10Jacob Miller199440Avon SC99‑1018Y

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