Sailing: Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club’s Autumn Pursuit Race

Date published: 21 August 2019

Racing at the lake on Sunday (18 August) started with the Autumn Pursuit Race where the slowest boats start first, in a timed sequence, with a finish an hour later.

As junior sailors in a Topper and a Laser were the slowest, off they went. But the strong and gusty wind soon proved too much for them and, after a few capsizes, they came back in.

Nick Brook in a Solo took the lead until he was passed by Richard and Heather Marsh in a faster RS200.

Meanwhile, Chris Massey and Tom Daniel in a Scorpion had been fancied to win but suffered a capsize when they were in second place. Surely the Marshes were going to win, until at the very last moment they missed a tack and let the Scorpion into victory.

For the two remining races of the day, it was the Scorpion that took the honours, with Nick Brook consistent in second place and Richard Marsh, now with Will Smith as crew, in third place.

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