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GP14 Open at Chase Sailing Club

by Alex Walton 8 Jul 2021 03:25 PDT 4 July 2021

Chase Sailing Club welcomed six visitors and six home boats to its first open meeting in over 12 months. The sailors were granted by a nice steady southerly breeze straight up the pool, providing ideal conditions to which the race officer immediately cursed at the briefing!

After a smattering of bacon & sausage sandwiches, the fleet headed out for the first race.

The good steady breeze held for the start of the first race, with the fleet getting off the line with the exception of John/Jack, who came back to fight up to 8th. Up the front a battle was developing between the top 5 which eventually spreading on the 2nd lap, when a windshift caught out Rob/Pete, and allowed Callum/Isabel to slide past both them and Darrell/Charles to grab 3rd place over all. The top 2 were fighting it out 2 with Ben/Josh leading most the race until Fergus/Liz were able to over throw them to take the overall victory.

Further down the fleet, there was close racing with places changing constantly, with Dave/Fin being best of the rest.

After a brief (and very wet) lunch break, the fleet were sent back out on the to the water for race 2, with the storm clouds looming!

Again the wind held steady, albeit lighter, with the fleet getting away cleanly under the U flag. For the first lap, Ben/Josh took a commanding lead over the fleet. With wind dying to almost nothing for around 15 mins, this allowed the fleet to bunch up heading in to lap 2.

With Ben/Josh leading down the run, the fleet rounded the windward mark, followed by a good old squall, which sent the fleet planning down the run with a few casualties along the way.

By now the fleet had caught up to Ben/Josh and a tight battle up the last beat, they lost out by the smallest of margins to John/Jack being followed by Neil/Hannah shortly after to take a well earned 3rd place.

A massive well done should also be said for Dave/Ian for finishing the race whilst bailing out there boat.

With the rain worsening and flashes of lightning the fleet was sent ashore, while it all blew over.

After a brief interlude the fleet launched again, in to what would be a dying breeze which turned to nothing and racing was canned for the day.

When the results came in it was Ben/Josh taking the overall victory, followed closely by Fergus/Liz and John/Jack, with 1st Silver going to Neil/Hannah & a very well earned 1st Bronze to Callum (aged 15!)/Isabel.

Thanks to all who came and endured the inclement weather, we promise for better next year!

P.S. It's coming home.

Overall Results:

PosFleetSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2Pts
1stGold14021Ben PickeringJosh HylandChase SC224
2ndGold14238Fergus BarnhamLiz SeniorNorthampton SC145
3rdGold14206John TelfordJack TelfordBassenthwaite SC819
4thSilver14032Neil DaviesHannah RainesChase SC7310
5thBronze13357Callum AndersonIsabel TateChase SC3710
6thBronze14017David MorganFinn MorganChase SC6511
7thBronze13751Rob StringerPete TateChase SC5611
8thSilver14072Darrell SleepCharles SaundersStaunton Harold SC4812
9thBronze8764Dave BeechyIan PattersonTrimpley SC9918
10thBronze13377Peter JohnSusan WebbTrimpley SCET)1023
11thBronze14239Steve TurnerAlex BerryChase SC10ET)23
12thBronze12170Lesley FreemanN HarrisonTrimpley SC11FD)24

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