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Looe Sailing Club Enterprise Mini-Series

by Steve Sargent 2 Nov 2020 01:52 PST
Looe 2020 Enterprise mini series © LSC

The Looe SC 2020 mini-series has been full of thrills, spills topped off by a final race nail-biter.

Sarge & Elmo needed a top 3 finish with Darren & Natalie behind him to take the tittle, while Matt & Ivan could also overhaul Sarge if they won with Sarge spat out the back of the fleet.

With 2 races lost due to bad weather conditions it was touch and go that race 6 would go ahead while the country battened down under storm Aiden. Thankfully, the race team left the decision to the last minute and a weather window opened in the eye of the storm.

With a nasty ground swell left over from the first wave of the storm the race team got us away quickly, The Jaycocks played the left of the beat nicely to lead at the windward Mark, follow by Darren, Callum, Sarge amp; the Bowdlers.

While the Jaycocks enjoyed some decent space on the following reaches the rest of the fleet compressed and pressure on positions built.

On Beat 2 Darren & Natalie kept on eye on Sarge & Elmo playing the right of the beat for a while also using the shifts well to overhaul the Jaycocks & lead out of round 2.

Just when it looked like it was a done deal Darren & Natalie clipped the windward mark creating an opportunity for the Jaycocks, which the brothers took.

With Callum &Connor putting pressure on Darren & Natalie, Sarge & Elmo had a glimmer of hope but were fighting their own battle with Brian & Esther. Meanwhile Simon & Jacko's attempts to catch up saw them test the water temperature a couple of times.

The excitement ended when Darren & Nats finished 2nd with Callum & Connor 3rd, followed by Brian & Esther, Simon & Dave.

A great series had a fitting finale, Thanks to the Safety & Shore team for a COVID tight event, showing racing can happen if everyone respects the circumstances.

We can't say when the prize-giving might be, but I am sure it will be great when it happens. Well it is Looe after all!

Overall Results:

PosBoat NameSail NoHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1stBang on22814Darren RoachNatalie Johnson2211‑328
2ndChurchfield II22762Steve SargentEloise Jaycock113‑71410
3rdWimp23275Matt JaycockIvan Jaycock‑43232111
4thSnow picnic23169Brian BowdlerEsther bowdler3455‑6522
5thMinion23347Callum DingleConor Langan5566(DNF)325
6thBert23307SimonBennettDavid Jackman‑76445625
7thDa's Boat22166Joe JackmanJack Sargent6(DNC)DNC24DNC32
8thDoghouse20018Daisy JaycockAmber Palfrey98(DNC)87DNC42
9thMercury22977Tom MclarenGeorge Mclaren87(DNF)DNCDNCDNC45

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