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Laser / ILCA Open at Notts County Sailing Club

by David Eberlin 6 Jul 13:38 BST 4 July 2021

The Notts County SC Laser / ILCA Open attracted more than 25 entries and, what a change from the day before when the lake was like a mirror, there was a relatively steady breeze with occasional planing, but light most of the time. There was even some sunshine and it was warm at 21°C. Luckily the thunder held off for the racing (just) allowing all to have a good day's sailing.

Rebecca Ogden, the Race Officer, set a square course for the first race. The committee boat also had mum Lindsey taking the results. In the afternoon a reach was added giving some interesting racing. George Fereday (Bartley) won the first race with Nathan Smith (Staunton) second and Alex Piggott from Notts County third.

The second race after lunch got off to a clean start, there were some gusts allowing planning for short periods. The two leaders on the first lap echoed the first race, until both Nathan and George missed a mark out completely, leaving Nigel Lindley with a win, followed by Matthew Potter (Notts County) and James Dalby (Trent Valley).

So the final race was the decider, George Fereday was buried at the start, after arriving a little early on the line, leaving Nathan Smith from Staunton to win, with Alex Pigott from Notts County in second cementing his third place overall, only three points separated the first four showing how close the racing was. There was an interesting pile up at the leeward mark, with some photogenic dark clouds in the background, there was. Aloud clunk which had the safety crew checking boats and the water, but no one was hurt, which was a relief.

More photos at ncsc.org.uk/2021/07/05/laser-open-2021

Overall Results:

PosFleetRigSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1stYouthStandard216387Nathan SmithStauton Harold SC2(RET)13
2nd Standard213608George FeredayBartley SC1(RET)34
3rd Standard200322Alex PiggottNCSC3‑725
4th Standard167587Matthew PotterNCSC‑6246
5thGrand MasterStandard196754Nigel LindleyNCSC‑15178
6th Standard201645James DalbyTrent Valley‑5358
7thGrand MasterStandard213599Mark HarrisNottingham Sailing Club45‑69
8thGrand MasterStandard216250Simon ParkerNCSC‑94913
9thGrand MasterStandard213600Simon LimbNottingham Sailing Club86‑1114
10thGrand MasterStandard209933Julian LloydNCSC713‑1520
11thGrand MasterStandard216240Simon ParkerNCSC‑1281220
12thYouthStandard139210Raffe PiggottNCSC1111‑1422
13thGrand MasterRadial214110Andy AllanTrimpley SC‑13101323
14thYouthRadial185352Toby ClinganNCSC‑1916824
15thGrand MasterStandard213140Kevin NichollsNCSC‑14141024
16thYouthStandard195767Robert StevensonNCSC169‑2325
17thGrand MasterStandard150666Kathryn Hinsliff SmithNCSC10‑191828
18thGrand MasterStandard215613Phill HensonNCSC‑21121628
19thYouthRadial212037Aime BrayDraycotte SC(DNF)152035
20thGrand MasterStandard179751Karl LyeNCSC‑18181735
21stGrand MasterStandard183347DAvid BeardNCSC‑23171936
22nd Radial213613Sian BrayBanbury SC1721‑2238
23rdGrand MasterStandard196748Richard GoodmanNCSC2020‑2140
24thGrand MasterStandard212144John DavieNCSC2222‑2444
25thGrand MasterStandard217749Ted AntillNCSC24(RET)2549
26thGrand MasterStandard211259Richard MasonNCSC(DNC)DNCDNC56
26thYouthStandard197690Sam GraytonNCSC(DNC)DNCDNC56

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