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Llandegfedd Sailing Club Wednesday evening racing

by Mark Williams 5 May 2023 19:37 BST 3 May 2023

A lovely easterly breeze, a committee boat start and a diverse fleet of 23 boats provided an exciting evenings racing. The fleet included RS400s, Aeros, Supernova, Vareos, Lasers, GP14s, 29er, RS100, Wayfarer, Stratos and a Topper.

The RS400s and the 29er soon found the front of the fleet but the Vareos and RS100 were not far behind. A mid fleet battle also developed with lots of place changing between the single handers. In the end, experience paid off with Nigel Tinkler in a Vareo third, Jeremy Symons in another Vareo second and Tom Halhead/Paul Hilier in their shiny new and very well sailed RS400 taking the victory.

The Wednesday races are really popular at Llandegfedd and start as soon as the clocks change in March continuing, with ever earlier start times, until the end of October. Many sailors adjourn to the Carpenters Arms, just above the lake, to discuss the racing over a meal.

Llandegfedd, which is located near Usk in SE Wales, is a friendly and inclusive club with an established training and development programme and new members of all abilities are always welcomed. Why not come and join the fun!

Results: (top ten)

1 Tom Halhead/Paul Hiliar, RS400
2 Jeremy Symons, RS Vareo
3 Nigel Tinkler, RS Vareo
4 Andy Howard, RS100
5 Sharon and Paul Freeland, GP14
6 Myles Jackson, Laser Radial
7 Pete Vincent/Pete Cruickshank, RS400
8 Rhys Powell, Laser
9 Jack and Harry Sims, 29er
10 Will Bedford/JacobHowells, RS400

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