Sultry Saturday

Overcast, but warm, gentle winds were the order of the day for the RYA Onboard Youth Six Hour Relay Race which was held at the club today. Four teams of three/four youth sailors came from Derwentwater Marina, Lakes Leisure on Windermere, Low Wood Windermere and Bass. There was no random allocation of boats so three teams picked three boats with old sails giving away a potential advantage of new sails. The leading team changed throughout the day as the wind dropped and kept strengthening.

The final result had Lakes Leisure in first place. Bassenthwaite boys team, comprising Frankie Millar, Alex Wasilouski, David Rodger and Jamie Kerr, came 2nd. Third was a team from Derwentwater Marina and 4th Bassenthwaite Girls team comprising Izzie Hunter, Nikki Hutchman and Rosie Hogg. Next year’s event will be hosted by Derwentwater Marina.

In club racing, Simon realised the life of an OD is not as easy as it seems when it comes to setting courses – especially when the wind swings, or Sale Fell gets in the way of the gusts! In the F15 fleet Mike/Kayla strengthened their lead in the Dawson Trophy with another two wins, while Chris/Julie and Tim/Martin each had a 2nd and a 3rd.

Two wins by Val/Ken in the GPs from Alan/Sue enabled them to leapfrog into the lead of the Autumn Cup, pushing Alan into 2nd place.

Jim was on form again in his Supernova, taking two wins from Banter, but without enough results in the series it wasn’t enough to pass Banter who lies 2nd behind Scumper.

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Some more photos (C) Simon Longstaff

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The breeze for sailors on Sunday was slightly stronger at times, and in the Asymmetric Cup Banter was able, with a bit of encouragement from the committee boat, to ‘get his finger out’ and build up his lead sufficiently to win from Joan/Jack and John/Janis. Perhaps he needed the same encouragement in the afternoon, as he came 2nd to Joan/Jack. Phil presently leads the series.

Mike/Kayla had two good races building up strong leads to secure two more wins from Val/Ken. Alan/Sue risked their new boat squeezing in at the start line but the other boats were clearly lenient as there was no collision with the committee or other boats, and they finished the morning with a 3rd. Jim C sailed with, and wore out, grand-daughter Poppy in Alan’s F15 in the morning, then sailed his Supernova in the afternoon, finishing 3rd. Mike leads the MJM Series.

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