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Overy Staithe Sailing Club Easter Egg Race 2

by Jennie Clark 29 Mar 17:06 GMT 29 March 2024
OSSC Easter Egg Race 2 © Jennie Clark

A mostly sunny morning with a deceptively gentle breeze in the lee of the boathouse that turned out to be a force 4 gusting 5 southerly by the time the gybe mark at B appeared.

Twelve boats started with Rodney Tidd and Simon (Spike) Turner over the line at the start. Spike returned. So did Rodney after he had completed the first beat. Pete Turner returned even though he wasn't over the line.

Bernard Clark was a capsizing casualty at Worple but continued. There was a nasty collision between the Mirror and the Twinkle. Alex Scoles sailed off into the distance looking totally in control, chased by Spike and Pete.

Pete rolled his OK in down the run from Worple to Houseboats on the second lap to leave Spike in second. Day 3 of the series will be sailed at 08.30 on Saturday, with very light winds forecast!

Overall Results:

1st OK, Alex Scoles 2506
2nd OK, Simon Turner 2612
3rd OK, Peter Turner 2696
4th Laser, Colin Hargreaves 2759
5th Laser, Sam Smith 2842
6th Sharpie, Alex Smith & Paul Beachell 3003
7th Laser, Luke Cornwall Jones 3070
8th= Laser, Rob Archer Rtd
8th= OK, Bernard Clark Rtd
8th= OK, Rodney Tidd Rtd
8th= Mirror, David Shannon Rtd
8th= Twinkle 12, Peter & Charlie Smith Rtd

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