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Tuning to Win by Ian Pinnell
Tuning to Win by Ian Pinnell

Solo Open at Fishers Green Sailing Club

by Godfrey Clark 8 May 22:40 BST 5 May 2019
Fishers Green Solo Open © Kevin O'Brian

With an ideal northerly wind direction, the race team of Nick Yannakoyorgos and Alan Haywood had no trouble setting a true beat the full length of the lake giving a 1km upwind leg with two runs and a reach to complete the lap.

The course remained the same for the second race with the breeze giving occasional gusts to promote planing and the long beat holding true. This time it took rather longer for Alan Bishop to emerge a clear winner with Horey, Steve Ede, Roger Bennett and Mark Maskell jockeying hard for track position with boats sometimes arriving three abreast at the leeward mark.

During the lunch-break the wind had swung to the north-west and a new course had to be laid, this time with 2 shorter beats, a reach and a long run to complete the lap. Horey was buried after the start leaving Steven Bishop to pick up the third race win, chased home by Roger Bennett and Mark Maskell.

Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st 5850Vince HoreyKing George SC13(DNF)4
2nd 5487Roger BennettSilver Wing3‑525
3rd 5779Mark MaskellBlackwater YC2‑635
4th 5804Steve EdeArdleigh SC‑4246
5th 5723Alan BishopGirton SC‑5156
6th 5649Steven BishopGirton SC‑7718
7th 5181Chris HillFishers Green6‑8612
8thGybe Talkin4801Godfrey ClarkFishers Green‑1041014
9th 4970Sue TaylorSilver Wing8‑9816
10th 5259Roger WilsonRollesby Broad SC9‑10918
11th 5226Keith SmithFishers Green‑1311718
12th 5443John SadlingtonRollesby Broad SC‑12121224
13th 4511Martin JarvisFishers Green11(DNF)1324
14thHissin Sid4571Richard PiperFishers Green‑15131427
15th 5329John WhiteFishers Green1414‑1728
16th 5020Geoff HolmesFishers Green‑19181129
17th 4639Barry LindsleyFishers Green‑16151530
18th 4076Paul DurbinFishers Green‑18161632
19th 5372John WilliamsFishers Green1717‑1834
20th 3799Keith FieldenFishers Green2019(DNC)39

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