Sailing: Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 07 August 2020

It was young Daisy Fisher’s day at Hollingworth Lake on Sunday 2 August. Sailing her Topper dinghy she showed that she could manage the gusty and shifty westerly winds.

In the first race, she was off at the start taking the lead though Richard Marsh, in a RS300 was soon way ahead. The main battle for places was in the Solos with Nick Hornsby taking second ahead of Martin Brennan. The faster boats suffered from the penalty of the handicap.

For the second race, Daisy again showed that she had mastered the start on timing with the quick RS300 of Richard Marsh. His competition was from Ste Mason also in a RS300. On a downwind leg he suffered a dramatic capsize. The six Solo dinghies split into two groups of battles. The leading one was between Nick Hornsby, Martin Brennan and Andy Carter with them finishing in that order. The handicap result favoured Daisy however.

For the final race of the day, it was left to Daisy to race against 5 Solos. This time, Nick Hornsby led with Andy Carter battling to hold off Martin Brennan. This was a closely fought contest. In trying to hold off Carter on the final lap, Brennan saw a chance to break ahead and win. Hornsby had a consistent score line of second places. Overall it was Daisy’s day and Martin Brennan was runner up by dint of his final race win.

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