Sailing: Martin Brennan and his Solo dominate weekend races

Date published: 21 November 2018

After recent quiet weekends, the Lake saw much sailing activity over two days on Saturday and Sunday (17 and 18 November).

Blind sailors from around the UK came along for a training weekend and were out practicing on both mornings, joining in club racing in the afternoon with Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club.

Conditions were more benign than those forecast, though the wind was very variable in direction on Saturday. The good turnout of boats enjoyed close racing, though the handicaps indicated that the faster boats needed to get further ahead to win. Martin Brennan continued performing strongly in his new Solo, winning all three races.

Steve Crook and Sally Townend were second place overall, with a second and two third places. Third place overall went to Colin Knott and Richard Long in a GP14, having come runner-up in the second race with a fifth in the third one. That result was narrowly ahead of Chris Massey in his swift RS300.

Les Burns and Alice Morris (GP14) secured a fourth place in race two, showing how competitive they are becoming.

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