Competitors at the Vareo event at Hayling Island SC last Sunday (6 July) enjoyed lovely summer conditions and a steady wind ranging from Force 2-4 that lasted all day
Competitors at the Vareo event at Hayling Island SC last Sunday (6 July) enjoyed lovely summer conditions and a steady wind ranging from Force 2-4 that lasted all day. The start line was shared with a Solo fleet and it was decided that a trapezoidal course would best suit both classes.
The first race was rather processional but a group of powerboats passing close-by generated waves big enough to cause some unusual amusement, especially those not used to the sea. During the second race Richard Oliver made a great gain on one leg, managing to move from fifth to first position going downwind and worrying Luke Fisher, both members of Milton Keynes SC. Then it was Christopher Froehlich’s turn to challenge Luke, staying ahead on the reach but Luke regained the lead on a run. The racing was actually quite close amongst the group and provided a great day’s entertainment for all.
Overall positions after the three races were Luke Fisher in first, Richard Oliver in second, and Christopher Froehlich of Burghfield SC in third. Richard Kemp-Sale of Brightlingsea was a new face at this Vareo open and achieved a creditable fourth place overall, including second place in the last race.