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Medway RC Laser Winter Series event 10 at Barton's Point Country Park, Isle of Sheppey

by Jamie Blair 28 Mar 2022 19:44 BST 27 March 2022
Medway RC Laser Winter Series event 10 © Jamie Blair

Mothering Sunday was to blame for the reduced numbers for Round 10 of the Winter Series. Five intrepid sailors took to the water with all in favour for B rigs.

Wind direction from the NE utilised a course with a reaching start in front of the café to provide some shelter from the NE breeze and the cold air under the fog. Elsewhere and not far away the sun had punched through. A triangle and sausage providing a long beat towards the area where the sailors were standing.

Jamie Blair suffered a full electric failure and missed the first race. Tim Townsend (45) started as he meant to go on with a first and with quite a gap to the rest of the fleet. Brian Lev'y (958) recorded his PB of a second.

With a full fleet for the rest of the day - Jamie seized the moment to clock up a first. The remaining races were mostly a contest between Jamie and Tim swapping first places almost with every race. Jamie fell foul of pressing the trigger too early in race 7 and whist catching up suffered a head to wind moment; luckily discards left this out of the sums. Brian and Andrew Nicholls (613) had their own challenge but with Brian leading at the end of the mornings racing. Whilst two legs were somewhat processional the Rule observance required at the leeward mark was extremely difficult some 100m away. All part of the fun of racing!

Tim won the day by one point to Jamie and the Brian/Andrew racing was only split by 2 points.

We look forward to the next round on Sunday 10th April.

Round 10 Results:

PosSail NoHelmR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13Pts
1st45Tim Townsend1‑21‑21‑2111221213
2nd51Jamie Blair(DNC)1‑2121‑522112114
3rd928Brian Lev'y23333‑4‑4‑43344331
4th613Andrew Nicholls3‑4‑4‑443234433433
5th76Bob Woolford(DNF)55(DNF)(DNF)DNF355555549

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