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2021 Town Plate at Clevedon Sailing Club

by Martin Gibson 10 May 06:09 BST 9 May 2021

Clevedon Sailing Club's Town Plate pursuit race was held on 9th May, a week later than scheduled due to insufficient winds. Conditions were trying with a gusty wind from the South testing the eleven crews, all rusty following the Covid lay-up. Race Officer Chris Cooper set a triangular course in the bay with the first leg to Wains Hill.

The first starters were the Laser Radials with Robin Goff taking an early lead from Rhys Davis. Faster handicap boats started according to their handicap but none could make any impression on the 2 leading boats gradually increasing their gap at the front. Eventually the full rig Lasers managed to overtake the slower 420 sailed by Amy Turner and Rachael Elliott and Vision of Martin and Alison White whilst keeping the faster RS200s behind them.

Prizes were awarded outside the clubhouse following the race.

Overall Results: (top four)

1st Robin Goff (Laser Radial)
2nd Rhys Davis (Laser Radial)
3rd Jon Summers (Laser)
4th Mark Elliot and Andy Preston (RS200)

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