Farmoor, 11th May, No.3 in the 2019 Series

Results are on the Racing page.


After the heatwave but very light winds at Hollowell, and the cancelled event at Brogborough, there were 13 very keen sailors rigging up on a bright but chilly morning. The forecast for the day had fluctuated but generally was for north westerley light to moderate winds which is what we had, and the few showers around largely missed us. Adrian Brearley as Race officer set a box course at the southerly downwind end of the reservoir. Our windward mark was a little close to the start line for a group of novice dinghy sailors using the other half, but somehow we managed to avoid too much conflict.


As is often the case the racing was determined largely by the wind shifts on the beat. The local sailors at the front of the fleet, Andy, Ady and Russ were able to read these to their advantage while the rest of us just followed one way or the other. Ady won the first race, with Russ taking the second after a fluke gust flattening him and Richard Williams who was just behind him. After uphauling they were on the opposite tack which turned out to gift them a lift to the front with Russ winning the race and Richard getting a good fourth slot. At lunch honours for the top three were even at 4 points each.


The wind freshened after lunch with Andy taking advantage to win the last two races and win overall. The rest of the fleet were not too far behind with positions swapping during the day. Andy took the Seavets prize with Tony Goodwin taking the Megavets prize, and Joe sailed well as the sole Octovet. A really enjoyable day’s racing and many thanks to Adrian and the Farmoor club for hosting.





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