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Winter day 2 and other results - 12 January 2020

For technical, website related, reasons we don't yet fully understand we are unable to upload Sailwave results files at the moment hence only a summary of the results is set out below.

Autumn 2 finished on 22 December.  Going in to the final day any of Colin C, Tim Le C or Steve F could win.  But Steve did best on the day with a 1-2 beating Tim's 3-1 and Colin's 2-3, winning the Series in that order.  On Personal Handicap Mike W came out on top, on equal points with Colin but winning on count back with Tim in third.

Boxing Day saw only Steve F and David L out, finishing in that order.

New Year's Day saw Bazza out on the water in his Aero 7 for the first time in ages in what was a pretty light breeze.  But unfortunately for him, Steve F in his Laser and Hilgard M in his Enterprise, were ahead by the finish in that order.

The Winter series started on 5 January with eight boats out on a slightly depleted reservoir in a moderate breeze: four Lasers, three Ents and a Blaze.  Tim LeC took both races with Steve F and Richard H behind in the first, and James Le C and Les S, in his Enterprise, behind in the second.

Today saw day two of the Winter series in what was a really gusty, shifty day which showed Aldenham Reservoir's true character.  True character was also showed by the six boats that ventured afloat onto a significantly depleted water level as well as by the many shoreside helpers.  Launching and retrieval of boats required teamwork and new techniques by the jetties, but the team spirit that is being demonstrated by the club in these difficult times made it all possible and, previous preparations to enable a rescue launch be moored in deep enough water, made it safe.

Once afloat, James Le C and Colin C battled it out at the front of the first race with the lead swapping each time James capsized in a gust, or shift, or both.  By the end Colin was just ahead but it was a cracking race which Kelvin J and Andy C also finished in that order.  With a second race held back-to-back to avoid the faff of returning to the shore, James Le C and Colin C again battled from the start but the latter survived a stonking gust at the gybe mark better and managed to edge into a commanding lead.

So, two days in to a ten week series and after applying two discards, Colin C is leading with Tim Le C second and James Le C third.  On Personal Handicap, it is Colin then James then Richard H.

James Le C


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