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RC Laser TT at Poole Radio Yacht Club

by PRYC 15 Aug 16:45 BST 12 August 2023
RC Laser TT at Poole, August 2023 © Mile Millward

13 Laser helms came to this event with four being from other than the host club. They were greeted by sunny conditions but a gusty SW to SSW wind.

The wind picked up a fair chop which the few who tried the D rig had difficulty in cutting through the waves. For most of the time the fleet settled for the C rig and hoped to survive the occasional wipe out in the gusts. This did result in a fair bit of rudder waving in the air with the chance of totally rounding up ever present.

The course was changed a couple of times due to the changing wind direction but made easy for the helms by using the same lettered buoys throughout. Shaun Holbeche showed his mastery of the conditions from the start with 12 first places from the 21 races giving him 30 points overall. Lawrie Draper was the highest placed local, managing 5 first places and 41 points overall to finish second.

Within the rest of the fleet there were many changes of fortune. Surprisingly there were very few breakages and they were minor with only two helms suffering from electrical/radio problems.

Very tired sailors gathered for the prize-giving when the organiser and catering staff were thanked by the visitors before they departed clutching their prizes for the day.

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Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13R14R15R16R17R18R19R20R21Pts
191Shaun HolbecheFleetwood MY & PBC111‑41431141‑61111132‑5230
227Laurie DraperPoole RYC3221‑102123‑63432‑862211141
3840Dave FowlerFairhaven24322524‑61515322(RET)134(RET)51
468Chris JermynPoole RYC(RET)6‑76714322222455‑9442364
549Ollie MilesPoole RYC6548510(RET)(RET)55438633457‑11798
61008John ArmstrongFleetwood MY & PBC99‑1134(RET)561077‑11751183118610129
7127David WinwoodPoole RYC4‑138937759(RET)(RET)8610971010694131
812Lou ReynoldsPoole RYC5310109‑116779(RET)9‑1277966976132
973Chris BurrowsPoole RYC12812(RET)669(RET)4887496115(RET)585133
1070Richard LedgerPoole RYC812558310(RET)839510(RET)12487(RET)129138
11982Mike PuseyPoole RYC71097‑118‑118(RET)1061091141079101011156
12170Gerry PhilbrickPoole RYC1011131112(DNF)(DNC)(DNS)DNCRETDNCRET11810121181138195

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