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Sailing Association Mar Menor Autumn Race Series underway

by The Leader Newspaper Online on 24 Sep 2012
Tug Wilson and Peter Cadwell - Sailing ASSN Mar Menor - 1st Race Autumn Series 2012 .
The opening day of the Sailing Association Mar Menor (SAMM) Autumn Race Series took place on Sunday, 16th September. The race took place from the CAR Sailing Centre at Los Narejos on the Mar Menor. It was a beautiful sunny morning but not much wind. The forecast was that it would improve as the day progressed, which it did.

There were nine boats competing including the new boat brought over by Mike Woods of Disability UK which he raced with Tony Jones. The Shoestring Group had three boats sailing, one was their new Mirror which had unmistakable bright red sails. The Balaton Group raced all their three boats and The Weta Group had their two Wetas racing.

The wind was between seven and 10 knots and in an East North Easterly direction. It was an exciting race and on the corrected times there was only three seconds between Weta 14 and the Martin, and only eight seconds between Sailfish Sorocco and Shoestring Uno.




Results, first race:

Place Boat Helm Crew

First - Shoestring Mirror Tug Wilson Peter Cadwell
Second - Weta 15 Edd Penning Janice Penning
Third - Weta 14 Brian Murray Linda Coates
Fourth - Martin Tony Jones Mike Woods
Fifth - Sailfish Sirocco Vernon O'Byrne Julian Pering
Sixth - Shoestring Uno Bob Blinhorn A.Butler, V.Preston, D. Squires
Seventh - Shoestring Tres John Down Anne-Marie Tasney
Eighth - Balaton Conny Mick Burgess Chris Owen

DNF Sailfish Mistral Robert Cheshire Marianne Elias, Andy Kaluza

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