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Chase Sailing Club Boxing Day Race 2022

by Alex Walton 31 Dec 2022 06:56 GMT 26 December 2022

After what had no doubt been a very cold week for many, and one too many mince pies for many more, the sailors at Chase were greeted by wall-to-wall sunshine and a steady breeze for the annual Boxing Day Pursuit.

A strong fleet of 18 boats we led away once again by Bethan Evans in her Lightning 368, into what was becoming an ever-strengthening breeze, much to the delight of the faster boats.

As the fleets were getting under way, there were quite a few eager beavers (we'll blame the outbreak of tinsellitis), who all came back to the start to try again!

With 30 minutes to go, it was the Solos of Ben & Sam Pickering who were holding a steady lead over the fleet, however the faster boats, namely the Blaze of Eden Hyland & the Phantom of his brother Josh, were starting to carve their way through the fleet.

Now it is probably a good point to mention a couple of capsizes along the way, making sure the rescue crews were kept occupied for the who hour and made sure they had earned their cheese cobs when they got ashore!

With 10 minutes to go the lead had changed, the Blaze had finally overcome the stranglehold of the Solos and had breezed off into the distance in the now strong but still shifty breeze. The battle for 3rd & 4th was still on going with the Josh and Sam continuing to hold each other off until the dying minutes when the inevitable speed of the Phantom came through to take 3rd.

A big thank you to all who helped out on Boxing Day, we couldn't do it without you!

Make sure you keep an eye out for our events in 2023, its going to be a bumper year! See you all in 2023.

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoHelmCrewR1Pts
1stBlaze848E Hyland 11
2ndSolo5463B Pickering 22
3rdPhantom1437J Hyland 33
4thSolo4955S Pickering 44
5thGP1413751R StringerP Tate55
6thSolo5837R Instone 66
7thBlaze837G Hyland 77
8thLaser Radial/ILCA 6210917E Minton 88
9thBlaze595T Barnard 99
10thLaser Radial/ILCA 6178635F Watson 1010
11thLaser/ILCA 7161544M Rudd 1111
12thGP1414246C GroveT Bamber1212
13thGP1414239C Anderson JnrJ Vyse1313
14thGraduate2879I TateC Anderson1414
15thPhantom1403S Turner 1515
16thPhantom1298D Blackburn 1616
17thLightning 368234B Evans 1717
18thGP1414032N DaviesM EvansRET21
18th  A Walton OOD21
18th  D Watkins OOD21

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