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Comet Open at Fishers Green Sailing Club

by Godfrey Clark 15 Apr 16:15 BST 6 April 2019
Comets at Fishers Green © Kevin O'Brian

The Comet class made their regular visit to Fishers Green SC in the Lea Valley Park on Sat 6th April as part of their Southern Area series and were joined by the Phantom class as part of their Eastern Area series.

While the breeze showed up on time, albeit not from the best direction, the sunshine failed to materialise and the dozen Comets made the best of a grey day but with some quite competitive racing. The Phantoms set off first, leaving a mainly clear course for the Comets with Eddy Pope breaking clear to win the first race fairly comfortably from Mike Ettershank. The second race was turned around back to back as quickly as possible after a course adjustment as the wind seemed to be veering to the east, with Bob Dodds beating Chris Robinson for the second race with Mike having to settle for 4th.

After a hot lunch, battle resumed with Bob taking the 3rd race and moving to the top of the score board with Annette Walters coming into the frame with a second place. Annette continued in her ascendancy by winning the final race after a long battle with Bob and moving up to 3rd overall after losing out on the 2nd place tie break with Mike.

Overall Results:

1st 869 Bob Dodds (Crawley Mariners SC) 2pts
2nd 84 Mike Ettershank (Up-River YC) 9pts
3nd 323 Annette Walters (Welwyn Garden SC) 9pts

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