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RC Laser Winter Series event 4 at Medway Yacht Club

by Jamie Blair 10 Jan 18:54 GMT 9 January 2022

Round 4 saw bright sunshine and again a SSW wind that was ranging between 14 and 18 knots. 13 sailors readied themselves with B rig the sail of choice.

Our course today was the same as last week with the beat subject to wind split near the windward mark. Some of the early races it was evident that Adrian Tomlinson understood how to make this pay.

We adopted the race format of two triangles and a sausage arrangement. This prolonged the race duration but gave the fleet a chance to separate and the finish team some breathing space.

Adrian Tomlinson dominated the first half of the morning with 5 wins out of six! Starting was ultra-important to get clear air and some space. The course was a bit skewed so a lot of the fleet soon found themselves on the port layline, providing an inevitable bundle at the windward mark.

Spencer Pope, one of our newcomers started well and after race 3 was lying in 5th overall. Jon Moon after a bad start climbed from 9th to 4th by race 5. Spencer’s early showing was not sustained.

At the coffee break after race 6 Adrian had pulled out a 10-point lead with Paul Woodward and Jamie Blair battling out for 2nd. Mid fleet was very tight with 6 points separating 6 boats.

Adrian continued his winning formula until the last race but with discards of a 5th and a 2nd our best scoring win of 9 points sealed the day. Jamie put in some good results after the break making the gap between him and Paul 12 points.

Round 4 showed that we need to find a way of sailing as fast as Adrian and coping with a bigger super competitive fleet at Barton’s Point.

We look forward to the next round on Sunday 16th January, weather and Covid permitting.

Round 4 Results:

PosSail NoHelmR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11Pts
1st30Adrian Tomlinson11111‑21111‑59
2nd51Jamie Blair334‑931‑6223122
3rd528Paul Woodward222‑11852(DNF)45434
4th45Tim Townsend457‑8‑1133332636
5th4Tony Alexander94(DNC)25(DNF)75610250
6th3Mark Penny76‑10466‑8457853
7th529Mike Brand6‑1085275698‑1056
8th84Jon Moon‑117534(DNF)47811756
9th62Spencer Pope51131298(DNF)(DNF)76364
10th613Andrew Nicholls8961079‑128(DNF)41172
11th32Roger Gibb10896(DNF)49(DNF)DNCDNCDNC88
12th928Brian Lev'y1212117101010(DNF)(DNF)12993
13th76Bob Woolford13(DNF)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC11DNFDNF912115

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