Please select your home edition
Henri-Lloyd 2020 LEADERBOARD
Product Feature
Zhik ZK Seaboot 900
Zhik ZK Seaboot 900
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine

Full racing risks
New for old cover

RNLI Hangover Handicap Races at Crosby Sailing Club

by Crosby Sailing Club 13 Jan 08:53 GMT 5 January 2020

Sunday 5th January dawned with light winds against the forecast F3 with F5-6 gusts, four visitors joined eight club boats for the day. Winds coming across the lake from the South west, meant the start line was from the jetty with cross lake beats.

By the first mark Ian Middleton's Laser was in the lead from the Lasers of Chris Orchard, Vinny Charley and Paul Moses. By the end of the race, Ian was three minutes ahead of Chris, and they were both lapping the slower boats.

The second race was a pursuit race with Toppers and Herons leading off. The Heron of Danny Lock led for over 30 minutes before being passed by Adam Wallymahamed in an asymmetrical spinnaker equipped Fusion. He said he could hear the theme tune to Jaws playing in his mind as the Solo of Roy White and Laser of Ian gained on him. Ian passed the Solo, then the Heron, and finally the Fusion with five minutes to the finish. The finishing order was Ian, Roy, Paul Moses in a Laser.

A back-to-back final race saw Ian at the first mark followed by Vinny asking where the next mark was... The wind was building and Lasers were flying off-wind. Ian finished ahead of Vinny and Paul.

Overall four Lasers took the top places followed by Roy's Solo, who had got down an hour late and missed the first race completely.

Bottle prizes sponsored by LWC Wine Importers.

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoHelmCrewPYR1R2 PursuitR3Pts
1stLASER180965Ian Middleton 10981113
2ndLASER163468Paul Moses 10983339
3rdLASER155936Vinny Charnley 109856213
4thLASER154633Neil ?right 109844614
5thSolo4194Roy White 1143DNS24.519.5
6thLASER191709Chris Orchard 109825DNC21
7thfusion7Adam Wallymahamed 12751074.521.5
8thHeron137Danny Lock 136368822
9thHeron138Andy Walsh 136379723
10thTOPPER11Adam Smith 13478111130
11thfusion8Victoria Kate12751110930
12thTopper13Miss sea cadet 13479121031

Related Articles

Crosby Hangover Handicap
Some vicious gusts at times Crosby SC held its annual Hangover Handicap event on Sunday 3rd January 2016. The forecast was for gales of F6 gusting 7 around mid day and then dropping to F3. Posted on 13 Jan 2016
Club Race Officers training course at Crosby
Some very understanding other halves Crosby SC held a Club Race Officers course for their members on Valentine's Day. The North West RYA race officer supreme Henry Wright, being the club's guru for the day. All the gents who attended obviously had very understanding other halves . Posted on 15 Feb 2015
Crosby Hangover Handicap
Some members caught on the hop by earlier start Crosby SC held their Annual Hangover Handicap event on Sunday 4th January. The weather gods played ball. A bright, very crisp day with a light breeze saw a number of visitors coming from near and far, including Dee SC, West Lancs YC and Dundee Uni. Posted on 12 Jan 2015
Phantoms at Crosby
Northern Travellers' Series finale The final round of the Northern Travellers' Series was held at Crosby SC on Sunday 12th October. Champagne sailing conditions with uninterupted blue skies and a gentle breeze. Posted on 19 Oct 2014
Phantom Northern Series concludes at Crosby
It's not over until the final whistle The final positions for the Phantom North 2014 series, are now published and the prize giving was held at Crosby SC. There was close competition and tactical sailing during the final event at Crosby and that had an impact on the overall series positions. Posted on 16 Oct 2014
Bart's Bash at Crosby
Along with 40+ visiting Sea Cadets Crosby SC held their Bart's Bash event at Crosby Lakeside centre, welcoming a number of non members to join them. They had a traveller from Southport SC, along with 40+ visiting Sea Cadets, who where holding a regatta at the same time. Posted on 24 Sep 2014
Hangover Handicap race at Crosby
Forecast probably put any visitors off Sunday 5th January saw Crosby SC hold their annual Hangover Handicap open races. The weather forecast probably put any visitors off, it was touch and go for the club members. Posted on 7 Jan 2014
Match racing at Crosby
Using 2.4m keelboats Crosby SC held a different style of racing to which they are normally used to on Sunday 29th December. The club and Crosby Lakeside Activities centre where they are based, have recently received the use of two 2.4mR keelboats. Posted on 30 Dec 2013
Crosby Annual Hangover Handicap Open
To be held on 5th January 2014 Crosby SC will hold their Annual Hangover Handicap Open on Sunday 5th January 2014, all are welcome. Three races Crosby Annual Hangover Handicap Openwill be started during the day, two to count. First warning signal will not be before 10.55hrs. Posted on 20 Dec 2013
Phantoms at Crosby
Northern Travellers' Series finale Sunday saw Crosby SC hosting the final round of the Phantom Northern Travellers' series for 2013. Forecasts had varied on the lead up to the event, but a hardy group turned up for a slightly overcast day. Posted on 15 Oct 2013