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Boss Open Meeting at Draycote Water Sailing Club

by Julian Cramp 26 Mar 2002 10:18 GMT

After the preceding few weekends of all or nothing weather conditions the 10 Bosses who turned out for the first open meeting of the year at Draycote Water were welcomed by a light breeze. After a quick briefing and stocking up on water and stickies the crews took to the water for a three back to back series of races. Racing was very close with regular place changing and fighting for position round the marks.

In the evening the local Chinese restaurant provided an excellent alternative to in club catering and after a few shandys the crews went back to their beds. Most had a good nights sleep although one crew on erecting their tent had found it looked more like a mushroom farm after having packed it away damp at the end of last year. Still, the fried mushrooms for breakfast were apparently great.

The next day the wind was slightly stronger but still very shifty. The racing again was close with new crews coming to the front in the shifting conditions.

Our thanks to the race officer who did a great job in the conditions, to Draycote Water SC and to Chris Gandy for organising the event. The second event of the circuit is at Brightlingsea on 27/28 April.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1762BennettSheltonShoreham1112115
2812DixonDaviesStone48612215
3780GandyDavisonDWSC234DNC3416

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