An eventful winters day at Marconi Sailing Club on Sunday 10th January.
Gig rowing, Winter Dinghy Racing, spectators and cruiser activities made sure the staff of Mamgu Bar were kept busy all day.
Winter Dinghy Racing
A perfect force Southwest F3-4 and sunshine greeted the hardy winter sailors. Two fun, informal winter races where run, starting off the club pontoon. A relatively small trapezoid course was set between the mooring buoys and number 1, all of which gave the spectators a perfect view of the action.
In the first race, Jack Collis sailing a Laser Radial showed everyone how to pull off the perfect start. He was then closely followed by Hannah Bard (laser 4.7), Rob Bard(Byte) and Nick Miller (Moth). Once up on the hydrofoils however, Nick soon shot off into the lead but after completing 6 laps, with a few cold swims, was unable to get anywhere near Jack’s perfect sail on handicap. Jack 1st, Hannah 2nd, Nick 3rd.
The second race, again Jack gave the spectators a starting lesson, hitting the line bang on the gun. Hannah followed in the slightly slow boat, challenging Jack on Handicap. Nick managed 5 laps to everyone else’s 2, but neither his or Hannah’s efforts were enough the challenge Jack who won again on Handicap. Jack 1st, Nick 2nd Hannah 3rd.
Prize giving was held in the bar announcing a victory for Jack with Nick and Hannah on equal points only to be split by the final race results. Overall, Jack 1st, Nick 2nd, Hannah 3rd.
I would like to express my thanks to the rescue boat crew & race officer crew aboard the rib. It’s a lot colder when you’re not moving.
Looking forward to the next Winter event to be held in a few weeks time. Sign-up to the Mailing list below or look out for link to sign up in the periodic emails.