The Sailing Academy managed a great event and laid on breeze, flat water and some elusive sunshine for the RSK6 event at Weymouth last weekend
The Sailing Academy managed a great event and laid on breeze, flat water and some elusive sunshine for the RSK6 event at Weymouth last weekend.
No-one went home without a decent grin on their face, remembering effortless 15 kt downwind blast after blast.
Biggest grins were reserved for Mark Darling and John Ironmonger who won the event. Only being squeezed out at the windward mark by Jonathan Calascione and Pyers Tucker in the first race prevented them from recording straight bullets.
Jonathan and Pyers bagged second with a string of 2nds and 3rds. On Saturday, however, they had to get used to seeing the stern of their previous boat, sailed by Alex & Becca Willard and Sarah Masters. New to the K6, they know how to make an asymmetric work, with a 4th in the first race and two 2nds.
Peter Kirkby and Richard Barker claimed the third overall. Twenty four stone might not work brilliantly upwind, but it proved handy downwind!
The racing continues to get tighter – the top seven boats all had a third place or better in at least one of the races. The Miller crew are showing the biggest change in form, regularly in the frame at the windward mark.
1st Mark Darling and John Ironmonger, Hayling Island SC
2nd Jonathan Calascione and Pyers Tucker, Queen Mary SC
3rd Peter Kirkby and Richard Barker, Queen Mary SC