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Holy Loch Sailing Club Series 1 race 2

It was good to see a few more boats make it to the start line this week, 12 in total.

The course was set in a light breeze from the west, with a short beat up past the

marina and then a long run down to the ‘old butchers shop’ at Strone. Due to a dying

wind the course was shortened at the end of the first round.

Pipers

The leading two Pipers in the first race looked like they would repeat the

performance this week as they sped off the starting line side by side, leaving

Opening Regatta winner last Saturday, Staypuff, for dead. As the race developed,

however, and the evening breeze faded, all four boats converged again on the final

leg to the finish to create a grandstand finale.

   The early leader, Tom Piper, lost the wind at Lazaretto while Tass began to

challenge Sanderling for her lead, but suddenly the canny Robert Towart and his

enthusiastic Staypuff team of Caroline Clark and Charmaine Russell redeemed

themselves in spectacular style with a sprint finish to take line honours.

White Sail

Four boats started, Judicious J30 sailed in close to the wood pier and picked up a

good wind shift giving him an early lead which was never challenged. He was

followed by Moonshine, then Nemo, and finally Sarico. Nemo appeared as if he was

going to catch Moonshine but the wind was on Moonshines side.

Dinghies

Home Brew the Albacore was back out and made its first appearance of the season,

showing his light wind prowess. The Great Gonzo, RS400 lead the race bit once

handicaps were applied it was a win for Home Brew. They were joined by Killer B,

B14 but there was not enough wind for them.

Results

Pipers

1 st -Stay Puff 46, 2 nd Sanderling 11, 3 rd Tass 3, 4 th Tom Piper 4

White Sail

1 st Judicious J30, 2 nd Moonlight Sonata,3 rd Nemo Eygthene 24, 4 th Sarico Sigma 33C

Flying 15’s

1 st Efficacious

Dinghies

1 st Home Brew Albacore, 2 nd The Great gonzo RS400, 3 rd Killer B B14.



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