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Laser Open at Draycote Water Sailing Club supported by Laser Performance

by Richard Mason 11 Aug 07:18 BST 8 August 2020

Well the day came when the first Laser open had happened and what a day it was. Sunshine, 25 degrees Celsius with big blue sky and 20 mph of wind.

Driving to Draycote Water Sailing Club with the feeling of what will it be like after watching and reading all the videos and procedures. We were met by the normal professionalism and organisation the club has always had. Rigging away and getting ready for 4 races back to back with just under 40 boats.

The race team headed out and set a great inner / outer course with square start lines all day. Racing started on time with the standard fleet having no recalls all day and some great racing. The radial 4.7 fleet had to spoil things by having one recall then got sorted and had an excellent days racing.

The standard rigs were won by Joe Scurrah from Carsington SC taking overall first followed by Marcellus Pryor and sailing legend Steve Irish from the home club in second and third. There were quite a few swimming on the run from time to time but cooling off in the water in the heat was fun too.

The Radials had some much closer racing with Alister Brown from Great Moor SC in first overall followed by Dan Keeran from Tamworth SC and George Fareday ELSC only being beaten into third on discard. Simon Gadsby came in forth from NCSC. There were a few girls in the radial fleet and Iris Singleton from DWSC was first girl in the fleet.

There were two 4.7 rigs on the water Alice Davis DWSC went on to beat Aimee Bray from Banbury SC. Well done girls great to see you enjoying the racing.

I think I speak for everyone and saying a huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen. Marcellus Pryor for sorting the event out (thanks loads), The PRO Matt Rowley and his support team Jon Hughes, Andy Abbis, Mike Powell and two juniors Ted and Jess who are starting racing and helped out (soon to be in laser we hope) and of course Dave Rowe. Well done everyone you were first class.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
Laser 4.7
1st212946Alice DavisGMSC/DWSC‑11113
Laser Standard
1st213563Joe ScurrahCarsington11‑213
2nd216543Marcellus PryorDraycote Water43‑6411
3rd215689Steve IrishDraycote651‑812
4th203181Nathan SmithStaunton Harold SC743(OCS)14
5th187480Jamie Cuxson 3‑145614
6th130478Steve HarperDraycote‑1374516
7th215421George SunderlandDraycote213(RET)217
8th209976William WhittakerDraycote Water SC‑928717
9th20051Harry McVicarDraycote Water Sailing Club56‑12920
10th180231Richard KelsallDraycote‑15117321
11th201645James DalbyTrent Valley SC81210(DNC)30
12th209872Chris DickinsonDraycote108‑171331
13th202453Martin RedmondCovenham SC‑179131032
14th1931Ian MooreDraycote11‑15111234
15th214682Michael PappStaunton Harold121014‑1536
16th211259Richard MasonNCSC14‑1891437
17th193194Adam HallardDraycote‑1616151142
18th200511Sergio PagliariniDraycote‑1917161649
19th8Steve JeffsDWSC18‑19181753
20th215689Robert StillDraycote Water(DNC)DNCDNCDNC63
Laser Radial
1st216646Alastair BrownGreat Moor Sailing Club‑22114
2nd204178Dan KeenanTamworth Sailing Club‑71258
3rd213608George FeredayEarlswood Lakes Sailing Club‑63328
4th210267Simon GadsbyNotts County Sailing Club34‑5310
5th216523Charlie GuyettCransley/ Draycote166‑1113
6th213613Keiran BrayBANBURY SC8‑154416
7th206856Iris SingletonDraycote SC457‑1016
8th208699George Eames MatthewsBanbury SC57‑9820
9th194992Millie IrishDraycote9108‑1527
10th213545William SunderlandDraycote11(OCS)11628
11th203965Harry NickellsCovenham SC10‑1312729
12th142208Oli KeenanTamworth Sailing club13810‑1431
13th169029Joe RoweDWSC‑169131335
14th177526Ethan Cheshiredraycote1211‑141235
15th65082Alan BennettDWSC‑151215936
16th207802George PanterUlley141416(DNC)44
17th206331George ColquittDWSC/WKSC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC54

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