Lasers sailors keep on winning and Robin hits glory 14th May 13
“Lasers sailors keep on winning and Robin hits glory 14th May 13”
Well at first you may say “how mad were we all”!!!. But the Laser sailors and Solo team (plus the juniors) ventured out in the wettest rainy conditions we have had for ages.
The wind started strong and tested us all on the first beat. Jeremy Higson Last week’s winner was OCS, or was it ED…ummm either way it pushed him back allowing others the shine through. Mike Acaster joined this week showing his racing skills taken from big boat sailing, and finishing 4th in the personal, but eventually three guys judged the first leg perfectly which was Sam Knight, Michael Parker, John and Robin Pitt.
With amassing down wind speed Robin pulled through and pushed the leaders with Michael using his up wind speed to nearly take John on the second beat.
Meanwhile mid fleet lots of place swopping went on, especially during the downwind legs with the lighter guys of James Crampton ED and Rob Barns. Very strange was Simon Hardiman who got taken the wrong way at the start, but managed to pull back in the end to 5th.
Finally, Robin Pitt managed to take glory on the personal, even though he nearly missed the first line!! … a big thanks to Les for stepping in to taken on the duty for us all.
John G Ling
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