Sailing: Windy conditions at the lake
Date published: 29 August 2019
Photo: Martin Watts
Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club
When the wind conditions at the Lake are tricky, it is usually Martin Brennan in a Solo that wins.
On Sunday (25 August), the wind was forecast to be from the east-south-east, roughly from Rakewood.
For the first race, Brennan got away at the start in a light southerly air and never lost the lead as, after passing the café point, the wind came from the new direction.
David Hughes sailing a Mirror singlehanded came in second ahead of Graham Booth, also Solo, in third place.
As the wind settled from the southerly direction, David and Elaine Jones (in Richard Marsh’s RS200) showed the way to lead but Brennan took the win again on handicap, with the Jones in runner-up spot.
Adam Din, in a Laser, sailed steadily for third place ahead of Colin Knott and Richard Long (GP14) consistent in fourth.
The wind filled in more strongly for the final race. Richard and Heather Marsh were back in control in their RS200 and gained the lead to the finish.
Behind them there was a battle between Brennan and Andy and Elmarie Carter in a GP14.
Despite many attempts to pass, Brennan held off the challenge and finished second, ahead of the Carters in third place, with Adam Din in fourth place.
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