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Charity event at Blithfield SC

'GP14 fleet action (2011)'    GP14 Class Association

A fleet of thirty-eight turned out to enjoy pristine sailing at Blithfield SC to raise money for the League of Friends Garden Suite Chemotherapy Centre based in Redditch. A Saturday night party resulted in over £1000 being raised, which was evident by the number of sore heads and comatose sailors the following morning.

A large inflatable 'object' dangling from the club ceiling also gave a clue as to the good time that was had by all!

The format for the day was three Pursuit races, and a pleasant force three made it apparent that - course permitting - it was anybody's day. From the off it seemed that Peter Tait and Peter Jaques in their GP14 were going to be hard to catch, but much was expected of the club's strong Merlin fleet and Andy Davies, crewed by Tom 'Stallion' Pygall charged away from the pack to pass everyone by the end of the second lap.

The second race was held more or less back to back with the first, with slightly more breeze as boats started and a slightly modified course to suit the swinging wind. This gradually died away as the race went on, which did not help the faster boats at all. Peter Tait and Peter Jaques had charged ahead and looked uncatchable for a long time, however Taxi and Tom had again separated themselves from the rest of the Merlins and were on a determined charge. They passed the GP14 with about two seconds to go, winning by about two feet. Club veterans Bill Watson and Margaret Boyson sailed a brilliant race to come third also in a GP14, Jack Hayhurst was fourth in his Solo.

Karen Hollis prepared an excellent meal, and the fed fleet returned to the water though the dying wind and in some cases hangovers had reduced the fleet. Laurence Key in his 2.4 took an enormous lead from his early start, and looked uncatchable. However with 20 minutes to go the gaggle of boats behind started to look threatening and he was eventually passed by five boats to finish sixth. Taxi and Tom again took line honours, followed By Peter and Peter in the GP14. Richard Adams and Chris Gould came in third, just beating Bill and Margaret in the GP.

Thanks go to the Hollis family for organising the event, Race officers Chris Martin, Paul Hollis and Dan Morgan with Roger Ellis and John Reay manning the safety boat. Karen Hollis and her helpers kept everyone fed, and Paul Hodkinson looked after the Bar. Margaret Boyson looked after the results. Sponsors for the event were Allen Bros, Selden and MF Promotions who were more than generous with the prizes. This Sunday sees the start of the Barrel series, we're hoping to follow the last few weekends with another bumper turnout and excellent racing.

Overall Results: 

Pos

Sail No

Class

Helm

Crew

R1

Rs

R3

Pts

1

3684

Merlin Rocket

Andy Davis

Tom Pygall

1

1

1

2

2

14039

GP14

Peter Jacques

Peter Tate

8

2

2

4

3

3650

Merlin Rocket

Richard Adams

Chris Gould

2

8

3

5

4

13976

GP14

Bill Watson

Margaret Boyson

 

3

4

7

5

3716

Merlin Rocket

Steven Leney

Gill Leney

6

5

6

11

6

3722

Merlin Rocket

Matt Biggs

Ben Hollis

3

10

 

13

6

3565

Merlin Rocket

Paul Keeling

Michelle Keeling

7

6

8

13

8

1175

RS400

Ben Hendon

Steve Hendon

4

12

10

14

8

2523

Lark

Martin Weatherstone

Julie Moore

9

7

7

14

10

5143

Solo

Jack Hayhurst

 

14

4

14

18


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