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RC Laser Winter Series event 2 at Medway Yacht Club

by Jamie Blair 21 Dec 2021 06:54 GMT 19 December 2021
RC Laser Winter Series event 2 at Medway © Jamie Blair

Light winds and fog greeted the team of nine for Round 2 of the Winter Series. No decision to be made and the A rig was the only sail of choice.

The course set attempted to provide a beat but with the oscillating wind through 20 degrees the first beat of the triangle sausage course was often completed direct from the start line.

Race 1 saw all eager and on the line but Jamie Blair managed to get ahead of the whole fleet for a first windward mark rounding and to lead for the rest of the race.

The patchy wind provided pockets of no wind and allowed good results for names that would not normally be near the front. Andrew Nicholls before our normal break pulled together a number of bullets and second places so he was top of the leader board after race 3. He remained top of the board after race 5 with Jon Moon close behind and Jamie Blair in third.

We had the pleasure of a National Judge to create some order after Race 1 and to insist on penalty turns. He also called a number over for race 6 as well as two General Recalls.

At the coffee and bacon roll break Jon Moon had taken the lead from Andrew and still with Jamie trailing in third. We were thankful of the roaring log burner in the Café to warm our child hands.

After coffee with the wind still very light and shifty the lead changed but it was nip and tuck between Jon and Jamie and Jamie coming out best but only a few points. Race wins shared between 1st and 5th. Individual race podiums all the way down to 5th place – So after only round 2 the fleet is super competitive.

The next session is on Sunday 2nd January... we hope.

RC Laser Winter Series Event 2 Results:

PosSail NoHelmR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12Pts
1st51Jamie Blair12‑54‑7411212119
2nd84Jon Moon‑53331132‑821322
3rd613Andrew Nicholls411235‑656‑95234
4th3Mark Penny3‑7‑915253353636
5th72Charles Pegram‑75‑856624134743
6th32Roger Gibb2‑96‑92346967853
7th76Bob Woolford6476‑9‑987446557
8th958Brian Lev'y‑862‑84778788461
9th62Spencer Pope‑984788‑99579974

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