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Comet Open at Fishers Green Sailing Club

by Godfrey Clark 10 May 11:45 BST 7 May 2022
Fishers Green Comet Open © Kevin O'Brian

Fishers Green SC held their Comet open meeting on 7th May, as part of the Comet Eastern Travellers' Series. The competitors asked for four races, so that is what they got.

Weather forecasting predicted a northerly wind which was destined to swing dramatically to the east later in the day, or possibly during the night, depending on which computer model you looked at? In the event the northerly was there in time for kick-off, and the two morning races gave decent upwind legs despite some significant wind-shifts both left and right.

A leisurely chilli lunch prepared by Jane O'Brian, was followed by two more races but the wind was threatening to shift to the right and the course was re-set on each occasion as the breeze tracked steadily east.

Ben Palmer won the first race but thereafter Bob Dodds had it all pretty much his own way, especially after Eddy Pope's useful lead in the final race was snatched away by a failed tiller extension.

Overall Results: (top three)

1st Bob Dodds (Crawley Mariners SC) 5pts
2nd Eddy Pope (Ogston SC) 7pts
3rd Ben Palmer (Baltic Wharf SC) 7pts

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