Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 12 August 2021

After a week of excitement, the racing at the lake on Sunday 8 August added its own thrills. The gusty westerly wind brought some rain to dampen some keenness and resulted in some capsizes.

23 Junior sailors had enjoyed a week of coaching and fun. 13-year-old Jasper Bramwell put into practice what he had enjoyed doing and won the second and third races on handicap to be overall day winner.

The first race was won by 18 years old Evan Parry in a Laser, who went on to take third place in the last race of the day and runner-up overall.

Always well ahead, on the water, Richard Whitworth – visiting – sailed consistently with Sally Townend in a Merlin Rocket to finish each race in second place, but overall third place.

In the second race, Nick Hornsby was leading the Solos and, caught by a gust, capsized before crossing the finish line, leaving third place in the race to Martin Brennan.

Young Daisy Fisher was away at a Topper event at Grafham Water where, in a fleet of 78 boats, she finished 5th overall, having won the fifth race.

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