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K1 Open at Wimbleball Sailing Club

by Colin Allen 15 Apr 17:27 BST 23 March 2019

On March 23rd, Wimbleball Sailing Club hosted the first K1 open meeting of 2019. An overcast day and a NE wind of 15-18 mph and gusts of 25mph gave the competitors a great day's sailing.

Visitors from Tewkesbury SC, Bartley Green SC, Frensham Pond SC, and Lyme Regis SC and the seven K1 sailors at Wimbleball SC made up a fleet of twelve.

Our race officer Chris Dyer set the course 8- 4- X, close racing with Simon Hawkes 1st (WSC) leading the fleet followed by Paul Birbeck 2nd (WSC), Gordon Keyworth 3rd (WSC), Guy Woodhouse 4th (Lyme Regis SC) and Hilly King 5th (Frensham SC).

2nd Race a new course 9-10-X giving almost a mile beat and run, Simon Hawkes in 1st followed by Paul Birbeck 2nd, Guy Woodhouse 3rd and Gordon Keyworth 4th Hilly King 5th 3rd Race a new course 7-4-1 Yes its Simon Hawkes out in front followed by Gordon Keyworth 2nd Paul Birbeck 3rd Hilly King 4th and Guy Woodhouse 5th

On the day after the K1 Open, K1's finish 1st 3rd 4th and 7th in the Exmoor Beastie 3 hour pursuit race. Another great dinghy the RS Aero was the only intruder.

Thank you all for attending and you are very welcome to visit Wimbleball SC and race any Sunday of the year.

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