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Rowans Pursuit Race at Mengeham Rythe SC

by Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club on 15 Jun 2011
Left to right: David Proctor, Conway Parke, Graeme Macdonald, Anthony Penfold - Rowans Pursuit Race Mengeham Rythe SC
Rowans Pursuit Race 2011 was held on 5th June at Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club.

The annual race was a successful event and despite the entries being low, with only 20 boats taking part compared to 54 in a previous year, the club managed to raise just over £870 for the Rowans Hospice from the entries, a raffle, tombola, donations, craft stall and afternoon teas.

A brisk strong wind and the threat of showers just before the start of the pursuit race may have affected the entry numbers but those who did take part enjoyed the race with a very close finish.

The wind forecast was for a north easterly, force 4 to 5, and a course was laid accordingly. The first boat to start was Conway Parke sailing in a RS Tera followed by four Toppers in hot pursuit. The wind went light soon after the start but the RS Tera maintained a commanding lead until the last leg when it was overtaken in the final seconds of the 2¼ hour race by Anthony Penfold in the leading Solo and two of the Finns. This was one of the most exciting finishes the club has seen in the twelve years of running the Rowans Pursuit Race.

Prize winners:
Overall winner and first Traveller Trophy – Anthony Penfold (HISC), Solo
2nd traveller – Nick Peters & Nick Yates (HISC), Flying Fifteen

MRSC Fast handicap
1st - Graeme Macdonald, Finn
2nd - Anthony Walker, Finn
3rd - Matthew Walker, Finn
4th - Paul & Amanda Phelan, RS500

MRSC Slow handicap
1st - David Proctor, Solo
2nd – Kim & Tina Stallard, Laser 2000
3rd – Roger Houston, Topper

Junior
1st – Conway Parke (MRSC), RS Tera
2nd – Niall Houston (MRSC), Mengeham Rythe SC website
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