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Sailing Chandlery Laser Thames Valley Grand Prix at Fishers Green Sailing Club

by Nick Pighills 19 Jul 2019 14:40 BST 13 July 2019
Fishers Green Laser Open © Kevin O'Brian

Fishers Green SC hosted 13 boats as part of the Laser Sailing Chandlery Thames Valley Grand Prix series on Saturday 13 July.

After bacon rolls and boat rigging, Commodore Kevin O'Brien welcomed the visitors and Race Officer Godfrey Clark set out the plan for the day: three, or four if we preferred, races with a break after two for lunch (a delicious curry - chicken or veggie). The Race Officer explained the lake's topography: in short, the club side was shallow and full of weed, but the deeper far side offered much better options.

Pleasantries out of the way, the boats - all bar one - headed off through the shrubbery. That left George Lane enterprisingly crossing the lake with his trolley on board having sailed down river from Broxbourne SC! He saved a few pounds on fuel, but I'm not sure how he did the return journey.

Out on the water, the wind was a light but sailable 8 knot north-easterly, and Race Officer Godfrey Clark did an admiral job setting a compact but competitive course while avoiding pretty much all the weed. The racing was close and friendly through the fleet - some sail numbers were even closer, making keep track of things a bit of a challenge!

In the end, Garry Bullock from Maidenhead SC took the honours with three firsts (discarding a second). Full results below. Many thanks from Fishers Green to the visitors. And to the race officer, safety team, galley crew, and others at the Green who make the club a friendly spot to visit.

Overall Results:

PosRigSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stStandard209998Garry BullockMaidenhead1‑2113
2ndRadial157710George LaneBroxbourne SC‑41247
3rdStandard181358Adam MeekingsMaidenhead3‑4328
4thStandard210357Robert BloisMaidenhead23‑8611
5thStandard210356Chris NashMaidenhead‑654514
6thStandard160347Andrew Hillsmith (DSQ)75315
7thStandard210139Peter EdelKing George SC56‑9718
8thRadial206466Edward BrownBroxbourne SC‑886822
9thRadial166388Matteo ManciniFishers Green7‑97923
10thStandard177447David HaydenGreenwich YC1010‑111030
11thStandard149316Jeremy ClaydenFishers Green9‑12121132
12thRadial210220Claudia ManciniFishers Green111310(DNS)34
13thStandard164442Nick PighillsFishers Green1211(DNC)DNC37

Remaining events in the series:

31st August - Welsh Harp SC
14th September - Frensham Pond SC
21st September - Datchet Water SC
28th September - London Corinthian SC
12th October - Burghfield SC

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