Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 26 August 2021

When the wind comes across all the buildings on the Lake Bank shore, it creates a wind shadow and a very changeable direction and strength. So it was on Sunday 22 August with the race starts away from the club, boats had to tack to marks nearer that shore and then had long legs sailing across the lake. This gave a good chance for the faster boats to get clear away.

The results were dominated, with one exception, by the seniors with Richard and Heather Marsh (RS400) taking the win in the first and second races, and runner-up to Martin Brennan (Solo) in the third one. He had had two second places. However, Jasper Bramwell (Topper) did well to finish third in races two and three.

With 18 boats out racing, of which 8 were sailed by juniors, it was great to see such activity.

Away from home, club members raced well in Championships, Stuart Bithell, and crew Tom Pygall, won the Merlin Rocket one sailed in Scotland, Chris Massey and Tom Daniel finished 12th in the Scorpion one at Penzance, and Daisy Fisher was 43rd out of 87 racers at the Laser Championship at Weymouth.

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