Sailing: Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 01 May 2019

Adam McGovern and Ellie Davies, in a GP14, comfortably won the first and second races in light airs on Sunday 28 April.

Conditions were indeed in complete contrast to the previous few days.

The currently reduced water levels not only make launching boats in the harbour more difficult but also increases the wind shadows in lighter winds.

The more experienced sailors did best overall while the junior sailors, in Toppers, struggled to make an impact.

Richard Marsh, with daughter Jess in an RS200 came second in the first race, ahead of Stuart Bates and Heather Marsh in a Merlin Rocket.

Stuart and crew then sailed into second place in the next race.

However, for the third race, only five boats took to the water.

All but one were sailing Toppers.

Graham Knox and Les Burns, in a GP14, had missed the first race and wanted to have longer on the water.

As the Topper’s race was shortened to one lap, Graham and crew sailed on into more wind which enabled them to gain under the handicap and win the race.

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