Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 17 August 2021

The colourful sails of 6 Toppers brightened an otherwise dull day at the Lake on Sunday 15 August. With other junior dinghies, there were 12 youngsters out racing.

The light westerly airstream, with occasional stronger gusts during the first and second races, was sufficient to ensure that Richard and Heather Marsh, in a RS400, to get away to a clear lead which they held after handicapping in the first two races.

In the first race, behind the winners, Martin Brennan kept to his form sailing his Solo to runner-up spot, ahead of young Jasper Bramwell in a Topper with Dave Smith in his Phantom having a better result in fourth place.

For the second race, the fleet were joined by Adam McGovern sailing a Mirror with his 3 year-old daughter Betsy. Adam’s skill gave them second place, beating Martin Brennan. Colin Knott and Richard Long, in a GP14, despite a late battle with Brennan, finishing ahead on the water, came in fourth.

As the wind eased in the third race, Martin Brennan won ahead of the Marshs, followed by Adam Din and Olivia Zuniga (RS200) in third place with Jasper tied with Nick and Adam Hornsby (GP14) for fourth place.

Other club sailors are away at Championships for the Scorpions and Merlin Rockets.

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