Bernard Clark and Elaine Ross win second meeting in the 2007 National 12 Lairwell series 9/5/07
The second meeting in the 2007 National 12 Lairwell series took place over the weekend of 5-6 May, hosted by Solway Yacht Club.
The weather forecast for Saturday had been promising blue skies and light winds, so the sailors were somewhat surprised to find decidedly cloudy skies and winds which were said to be ‘at the top of a 4’. Bernard Clark and Elaine Ross reveled in the conditions claiming two firsts, with Stewart Miatt and Kathryn Kelly claiming two seconds and, making it a 1, 2, 3 for Yorkshire Ouse with Ian and Margaret Purkis with two thirds.
Sunday dawned wet and gusty but the fleet were delighted to be joined by Mark and Emma Simpson. The Simpsons showed a clean pair of heels in both races, hotly pursued by Clark and Ross. Miatt and Kelly sat out race 4 safe in the knowledge that their performance the day before had given them second place. With both races sailed in strong winds within the confines of the estuary, those on the shore had a good view of the various capsizes and also the long plane back to the dinghy park.
1st Bernard Clark and Elaine Ross N3447 Yorkshire Ouse SC/SYC
2nd Stewart Miatt and Kathryn Kelly N3464 Yorkshire Ouse SC/SYC
3rd Mark and Emma Simpson N3472 Scaling Dam SC
4th Ian and Margaret Purkis N3384 Solway YC/Yorkshire Ouse SC
5th Angus and Rohan Beyts N3208 Tummel SC
6th John Hugo and Jessica Campbell N3475 Annandale SC