A total of 25 Larks entered the Easter Egg regatta at Waldringfield SC last weekend
A total of 25 Larks entered the Easter Egg regatta at Waldringfield SC last weekend. In a cold, gusty north-easterly Force 5-6, locals Harry Pynn/Oliver Woolgar led around the windward mark, only to be tipped in by a big gust, allowing Steve Dunn/Tegwyn Roberts to take the lead. Although Dougal Scott/Ruth Johnson passed Dunn/Roberts on the very fast run, a misunderstanding in finishing procedure saw half the fleet not finish, meaning Dunn/Roberts took the honours.
Sunday saw the wind still blowing a gusty easterly Force 4-5. Alan Krailing/Pauline Baker took the lead from the start with Scott/Johnson, Matt White/Clare LaForge and Rob Larke fighting it out for second. Krailing pulled out a big lead and went on to win with Scott/Johnson second. Dunn/Roberts led race three at the windward mark followed by Geoff Mayhew/Kim Lamb and Fish/Whitehouse. The lead changed between Dunn/Roberts and Fish/Whitehouse a number of times with Dunn winning and Pynn/Woolgar coming through to finish third.
Race five was sailed at low tide on Monday morning with the wind blowing a welcome and warmer south-westerly Force 3-4. With a long beat against the tidal stream, Pynn/Woolgar broke away from the fleet and went on to win. Krailing/Baker played the shifts well and came through to finish second with Dunn third.
The meeting was down to the last race, sailed in an increasing wind. Chris/Cathy Fish took the initial lead but allowed brother, Jon, and Dunn/Roberts to sneak through. Dunn took the lead downwind, leaving Scott/Johnson and White/LaForge fighting for third spot. Scott’s OCS left third place to White/LaForge.
1st Steve Dunn and Tegwyn Roberts Felixstowe Ferry SC
2nd Alan Krailing and Pauline Baker Waldringfield SC
3rd Jon Fish and Chris Whitehouse. Waldringfield SC
4th Matt White and Claire LaForge Waldringfield SC
5th Harry Pynn and Oliver Woolgar Waldringfield SC
6th Dougal Scott and Ruth Johnson Rock SC