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National Hansa Class TT Series Round 3 at Carsington Sailing Club

by Mike Stoker 26 Jun 2019 07:43 BST 22 May 2019

The day started with the club gates opening at 8.30am with the galley serving a breakfast selection including bacon cobs and hot drinks. We must get out priorities right. Seventeen boats registered for our event including three Carsington boats competing on their own turf again.

The usual volunteers turned up to help rig and launch boats with a few new faces amongst them.

The day started with cool and overcast but soon warmed up with a good breeze of 8 to 10 knots making for some competitive close racing around the triangular course set by the Race Officer within sight of the clubhouse. Gin clear water with no weed made everyone's day, ready for the event.

With the RO having completed the prerace brief, boats rigged and launched, the hoisting teams working overtime fleets made the start line in good time for the first race of the day. All four fleets were represented amongst which Carsington had three boats taking part for the third year running.

The first and second races were sailed in a strong breeze under an overcast sky, closely fought in good spirits as usual.

Competitors returned to shore eager to review the lunch menu. The afternoon's brighter sky's brought warmer weather for the final two races. Which again were closely fought by the fleets.

With the race program completed, results recorded and boats packed away, competitors returned to the clubhouse to review the final results and discus the day's events over drinks and the usual Carsington cakes provided by the galley.

Prizes were presented by John Blake, Carsington Sailability Chairman, to:

  • Liberty Class: Tessa Watkiss (Frensham)
  • 303 One Person Class: Mike Everitt (Frensham)
  • 303 Two Person Class: Natalia and Alan Hillman (New Forest)
  • 2.3 Class: Lindsay Burns (Frensham)
Many thanks to all the competitors, support teams and Carsington volunteers attending the event and hope to see you all again next time.

Thanks also to Sandra and Debs for excellent galley service once again.

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