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Firefly Open at Spinnaker Sailing Club

by Tom Clay 8 Nov 2021 16:40 GMT 7 November 2021

Spinnaker Sailing Club's Firefly Open Meeting on Sunday 7th November saw a select group of ten crews gather, a number of whom were nursing sore heads after the Firefly 75th Anniversary Dinner the previous night. Spinnaker blew away the cobwebs by running seven sprint races in the course of the day each with a target race time of 20 minutes.

The crews were faced with a blustery Northerly wind which brought large shifts and holes especially approaching windward marks. Stuart and Lizzie Hudson dominated the day from the first race which they won from Ted and Ella Ashworth. They won the second from Ed Morris, the third from Sam Petty and Fi Edwards and the fourth from Ted and Ella again.

After a break for lunch, Stuart and Lizzie were not as dominant off the start line in the afternoon, mainly because Stuart was OCS at the start in two races and had to go back. It made little difference in Races 5 and 6 which they won first from Ted and Ella and then from Ed Morris. Although they had won the Open meeting, Stuart and Lizzie raced the last race, mainly because Lizzie was enjoying herself so much. This did lead to a small dent in their dominance when Ed Morris broke away to win the race from Stuart and Lizzie.

Congratulations must also go to Robbie Hudson, crewed by his mother Jane who was helming a Firefly for the second time in races and came in a very creditable seventh.

The Open Meeting was won by Stuart and Lizzie Hudson from Ted and Ella Ashworth with Ed Morris coming third.

Overall Results:

PosHelmCrewBoat NameSail NoR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1Stuart HudsonLizzie HudsonFursty Ferret / 3850385011111126
2Ted AshworthElla AshworthHush / 35563556283224316
3Edward Morris Morry the lorry / 784784542842118
4Sam PettyFi Edwards  426365424
5Ben Pym Barry Girl / 37133713394453524
6Neil MarshallTabithaCarina / 389538956610637735
7Robbie HudsonJane Hudson  959596640
8James Oborne Mojo / 362836281078779947
9Tom ClayEmma BarkerRufus T / 378437847107988847
10Lucy Boreham Willow / 37393739835DNCDNCDNCDNC49

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