A light and fluky offshore wind gave testing conditions for the 22 dinghies competing in the second Solent Points Race at Lymington Town SC on 21 October
A light and fluky offshore wind gave testing conditions for the 22 dinghies competing in the second Solent Points Race at Lymington Town SC on 21 October.
In the Fast Handicap fleet David Milne got well away in his Osprey only to find he had been over the line at the start and was disqualified. As the fleet sailed a good asymmetric course Keith Willis sailing his first race at the club in his new RS700 found the conditions so much to his liking that, even with one capsize, he came in first on handicap. Winners over the water, David and Danielle Pitman in their Hurricane 5.9, had to settle for second on handicap.
In the Medium Handicap fleet Lee and Roy Todd were first to cross the finishing line but found they were also disqualified for a premature start. Tony Smee and Arthur Gormley in Wombles were therefore promoted to first place.
1st Keith Willis (RS700)
2nd David and Danielle Pitman (Hurricane)
3rd Toby Collyer and Steve Homewood (Int14)
1st Tony Smee and Arthur Gormley (Wayfarer)
2nd Tony Christopher and John Sims (Wayfarer)
3rd Ian Deighton and M. Daley