Parkstone Back in the Water after weeks of Gales and Calms…

At last some racing!!
After weeks of racing lost to what seemed like a never ending succession of gales it was nice to finally get a day when racing could take place.
12 boats lined up for race 1 in lively conditions. Race Officer Iain Lamey set a figure of eight course sending the fleet upwind towards the Harbour entrance before an exciting spinnaker leg back to the club. The winners of this last race of the Autumn Series (The Last Blast Trophy, donated by Dave Tabb,) were Pete and Jo Allam. Second place went to Bob Alexander and Huw Willetts and third went to Graham and Ben Scroggie.
Race 2 (the second and final race of the mini series) saw similar conditions to today’s race 1.
This time a windward leeward course was set, meaning a spinnaker gybe was going to be required on the downwind leg (that was going to be a challenge in the lively conditions).
Dave Tabb and Chewey Sherrell lead from the start but were pushed hard by Bob Alexander and Huw Willetts.
Race 2 results
1st Dave Tabb and Chewey Sherrell
2nd Bob Alexander and Huw Willetts
3rd Patrick Keats and Jon Gorringe.

For full results visit https://www.parkstoneyachtclub.com/Sailing/Fleets/Flying_Fifteen/Results.aspx

Jo and Pete Allam Parkstone

Huw Willettes (left) Bob Alexander (right)

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