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Salcombe Yacht Club Midweek Series - Race 2

by John Burn 6 May 17:12 BST
Salcombe YC Midweek Spring Series race 2 © Lucy Burn

After his victory last Wednesday, David Greening could be found on the Watch House Balcony this Wednesday doing a very realistic Owl impression, albeit out of necessity rather than choice.

Even with the issues he was facing in the Watch House David managed to get the fleet away on time. The course was 2-3-2-3 but with the breeze dropping David made the decision to drop an X mark just off the Ferry slip so the fleet only had to visit Crossways on one occasion.

The majority of the fleet opted for the Portlemouth shore for the first beat to Millbay. Tim Fells and Fran Gifford made a great start in the Lark but it was new club member Olly Turner in his Solo who really benefited.

Olly very quickly managed to get himself out in front giving him clear air and the space to sail shifts as he wanted whilst the rest of the pack battled it out.

Olly never looked troubled throughout the race managing to finish third on the water easily taking the win on corrected time. No doubt the first of many victories to come for this talented sailor.

Series results so far:

PosClassSail NoHelmCrewR1R2Pts
1stSolo5792David Greening 1OOD2
2ndSolo5898Simon Dobson 729
3rdLark2157Will HendersonMandy Henderson51116
4thSolo6030Adrian Griffin 11718
5thSolo5183Malcolm Mackley DNF623
6thSolo5453Bruce Hattersley 12OOD24
6thSolo4940Geoff Allen OOD1224
8thSolo5545Olly Turner DNC130
9thRS200629Rob HendersonAlice Markham2DNC31
10thLark2527Tim FellsBen MeekDNC332
11thLaser186827John Burn 3DNC32
12thSolo5096Robin Hodges DNC433
13thSolo5879Chris Cleaves 4DNC33
14thSolo5755Graham Cranford Smith DNC534
15thLaser Radial198905George Alexander 6DNC35
16thYawl Red159Paul Engleman DNC837
17thRS Aero 71505Tim Fells 8DNC37
18thSolo5734Chris Spencer Chapman DNC938
19thYawl Blue138James GreenhillBarney Greenhill9DNC38
20thRS4001471John McLarenAnnie McLarenDNC1039
21stRS Aero 71746Simon Ballantine 10DNC39
22ndYawl Red175Geoff Cox DNC1342
23rdLaser 4.7196106Edward Alexander 13DNC42
24thMerlin Rocket3682Ross BorneJohn BurnDNC1443
25thSolo5303Andy Savell DNCDNF45
26thSolo5311Mike Knowles DNFDNC46
26thRS Aero 73024Geoffrey Cox DNFDNC46
28thYawl Blue96Ian StewartWendy StewartOODDNC58

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