The Summer 2 series is now concluded, also the Summer 2 Superhandicap.
The Enterprise Cup was competed for today over three races. The wind was forecast to be around 3-4 mph and just before the first race didn't look promising. The start line featured an IDM but no ODM in an attempt to compensate for the changing wind direction, and the course was designed to make the best of the marks we thought might remain in the wind. It built up though and by race 3 was a decent breeze although from the box we could see it veering at times from the South to most of the other cardinal points of the compass. Skill was required to anticipate and react to the shifts, and to make the most of the breeze when at times it dropped to almost zero, and/or swirled around in apparent circles. After race 2 Richard Jenkins (s/h) was leading from Les Smith and Neil Marcus by 3 points to 4, with Hilgard and Anthony Muller on 5 but still in with a mathematical chance (I think). Les and Richard pulled away soon after the start of race 3 and battled it out for the first half hour. After that Richard made the most of the conditions, pointing better on the beats to create a lead which he maintained to the finish. Final positions: 1 - Richard, 2 - Les, 3 - Hilgard, 4 - Tony Gold and Mark Wilkinson.
Laser series - the biggest compliment I can give Andras Szabo is not that he won the series, but that I assumed this wasn't his first series win. He assures me it was. Well done to our ex-Hungarian national rowing squad member turned Aldenham sailor. Colin Carver was second, Martin Bayfield third.
Ent - Richard Jenkins, followed by Hilgard Muller and Les Smith.
RS300 - insufficient valid races, no series. Handicap likewise.
Superhandicap - Colin Carver, Richard Jenkins, Andras Szabo
Racing results courtesy of