the 2011 Summer Special Event Report

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Summer Special Event

This year’s opening all day event was the “summer special” with a great turnout of 37 boats. There was a strong breeze for the first race and enough wind for all boats to get round in the second. The start set the scene for the first race; a strong gust as the gun fired and the RS600 of Dave Nunn and Solo of Chris Smith ended up wrapping around each other. Back at the club house this led to the quote of the day "I did my turns upside down and under water".

Despite the fun at the start line the strong breeze favoured Dave’s RS600 as he tore through the fleet to finish first. Although, I fear the time under water combined with the conditions didn’t much help Chris as he finished 19th. Peter Curtis in his RS300 came in a strong second and third place went to William Scott in his Topper. Will’s third place came with my second favourite quote in the club house “I looked around and I had this Topper on my bow, I couldn’t get rid of him”.


For the second race the wind dropped and the start line was full from port to starboard, causing Peter Curtis to jump the gun and then have to restart. This contributed to Peter finishing 6th, unusually out of the top three! The Solo of Gareth Griffiths took full advantage of the conditions by finishing first. The RS600 was relegated to 11th and the RS200s of Julie Harrison/Carl Mayhew and Dicken Maclean (and was that Alasdair crewing for you… sorry I was way too far back to see) took second and third places respectively.


The combined overall the results were:
1 – Gareth Griffiths (Solo)
2 – Peter Curtis (RS300)
3 - Dicken Maclean (RS200)
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The Masters:
1 – Peter Curtis (RS300)
2 – Dave Nunn (RS600)
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The Juniors:
1 – James Curtis / Harry Phelps (RS Feva)
2 – William Scott (Topper / Laser)
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The Veterans:
1 – Gareth Griffiths (Solo)
2 – Julie Harrison / Carl Meyhew (RS200)
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After enjoying the barbecued lunch, wonderfully cooked by the Commodore (now everyone is going to see straight through that comment as a vegetarian I didn’t have any of his cooking), the club opened the reservoir to new comers. The two new RS Visions along with the trusty Enterprises were in popular demand as our visitors took to the water. Overall a great day at the sailing club and I'm sure the Commodore's day on July 17th will be as successful, so put it in your diary.