Llangorse Sailing Club
Flying Fifteen Open Meeting 16thand 17thJune 2018
After several weeks of bright sunshine and light winds, the weekend dawn with the prospect of cooler conditions and gusty winds up to 20 knots. Competitors were not disappointed and the race officer had a difficult time with shifts of 90 degrees in the start area.
Open, Silver and Classic fleets added up to sixteen boats on the water, with six visitors from Middle Nene, Broxbourne, South Cerney and Newport Uskmouth.
Large courses with tactical beats and long three sail reaches gave the competitors a hard first day. By the end of Saturday: the Classic Fleet was led by Mark Greer and Jim Reid 2433 (Middle Nene) with three firsts; Robert Dangerfield and Claire Ellis 3121 (Llangorse) led the Silver Fleet with two firsts and a second: and in the Open Fleet Julian Smith and Bob Cartwright 3795 (Newport Uskmouth) were lying first with two firsts and a second.
Sunday brought very similar conditions but big gusts provided some exciting downwind sailing. Race four was the traditional Simon Dangerfield Memorial Race over a windward/leeward course. The beats up to South buoy in shifty conditions made for careful tactical decisions and the race was much enjoyed with near line place changes, just as Simon would have liked it.
Simon Dangerfield Memorial Trophy:
Classic – David Morgan and Lorina Walden 2663 (Llangorse)
Silver – Robert Dangerfield and Claire Ellis 3121 (Llangorse)
Open – Richard McCulloch and Claire Taylor 3691 (Llangorse)
The last race used much of the surface area of the lake and saw the most spectacular three sail reaches of the weekend in bright sunshine and Llangorse Lake at its best.
1stMark Greer and Jim Reid 2433 (Middle Nene) 6pts
2ndDavid Morgan and Lorina Reid 2663 (Llangorse) 6pts
3rdNeil Bartholomey and Stuart Bartholomey 2700 (Middle Nene) 15pts
1stRobert Dangerfield and Claire Ellis 3121 (Llangorse) 4pts
2ndDavid Travis and Lynne Travis 3006 (Llangorse) 9pts
3rdJacquie Layton and David Hemingway 2880 (Llangorse) 10pts
1stRichard McCulloch and Claire Taylor 3691 (Llangorse) 5pts
2ndJulian Smith and Bob Cartwright 3795 (Newport Uskmouth) 6pts
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