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Phantom Eastern Travellers Series at Fishers Green Sailing Club

by Godfrey Clark 22 Jun 2021 19:22 BST 12 June 2021
Phantom Eastern Travellers Series at Fishers Green © Kevin O'Brian

Fishers Green SC held their Phantom open meeting on 12th June, as part of their eastern travellers series.

The forecast of NE wind is usually considered a good direction but the wind would be up and down all day with big shifts creating a snakes and ladders affair. Thankfully this year the lake is weed-free, so at least all the area could be used as needed.

The competitors asked for four races so that is what they got, with a beat the full diagonal of the lake and a combination of reaches and a run to bring them back to the start.

Both races in the morning were won by Bob Portway who seemed to have the measure of the conditions, choosing best how to work the shifts up the beat and how to choose the best route downwind past the island to the bottom mark, with Ben Falat a consistent second.

A leisurely lunch (this year with a curry theme) prepared by Jane O'Brian, was followed by two more races but the wind was becoming ever more patchy and unpredictable. This time Bob's race fell apart with an incident at the top mark, leaving Ben to pick up the honours and the overall win on tie-break.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st1266Ben FalatWaveney & Oulton Broad‑22114
2nd1334Bob PortwayCreeksea11‑1024
3rd1337Richard NurseNorthampton‑543310
4th1395Chris RobertsCreeksea352(DNC)10
5th1386Nick MasonIsland barn‑635412
6th1350Nick YannakoyorgosFishers Green4‑77516
7th1420Clive MorleyMinnis Bay7‑104617
8th1461Graham Dale‑JonesCreeksea1066(DNC)22
9th1404Eric HoweCreeksea9‑118724
10th1273Bill TaylorCreeksea899(DNC)26
11th1269Andrew HuntWaveney & Oulton Broad118(DNC)827
12th897Dave HodgesFishers Green121211(DNC)35

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