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Salcombe Yacht Club Midweek Series - Race 1

by John Burn 30 Apr 10:36 BST

Scud, acting Race Officer, set a course of 3-1-3-2 which turned out to be the perfect length for these shorter midweek races. It was close racing from the off in this mixed handicap fleet, but it was David Greening in his Solo who came out on top for the victory.

Leading the entire race, Rob Henderson and Alice Markham in the RS200, finished second on corrected time. After an untimely capsize on the final downwind leg, John Burn in a Laser managed to recover and finished third.

Geoff and Gail Allen, in the rescue boat, were kept on their toes with a few capsizes to keep them, and onlookers, entertained.

Thank you to Scud and his team, a great start to this ever more popular evening series.

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoHelmCrewPYPts
1stSolo5792David Greening 11431
2ndRS 200629Rob HendersonAlice Markham10462
3rdLaser186827John Burn 10983
4thSolo5879Chris Cleaves 11434
5thLark2157Will HendersonMandy Henderson10735
6thLaser Radial198905George Alexander 11476
7thSolo5898Simon Dobson 11437
8thRS AERO 71505Tim Fells 10658
9thYawl Blue138James GreenhillBarney Greenhill11259
10thRS AERO 71746Simon Ballantine 106510
11thSolo6030Adrian Griffin 114311
12thSolo5453Bruce Hattersley 114312
13thLaser 4.7196106Edward Alexander 120713
14thSolo5311Mike Knowles 1143DNF
14thSolo4940Geoff Allen 1143OOD
14thYawl Blue96Ian StewartWendy Stewart1125OOD
14thRS AERO 73024Geoffrey Cox 1065DNF
14thSolo5183Malcolm Mackley 1143DNF

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