Sailing: Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 13 November 2019

There was close racing at the Hollingworth Lake on Sunday 10 November in the light easterly breeze. After applying the handicap for elapsed time, Nick Hornsby and Richard Long, in a GP14, took the win by four seconds from Martin Brennan, in a Solo.

The second and third races were a battle between Martin Brennan and Stuart Bates, who had borrowed a RS300. Martin Brennan took the second race from Bates, with Nick Hornsby now in third place.

Martin Brennan and Stuart Bates were tied after the results of two races and with the wind easing and shifting towards the south, Stuart Bates found the way to lead and gain with downwind speed to take the third race.

Meanwhile Nick Hornsby and Richard Long were caught off guard by a chance gust and capsized.

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