Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 09 September 2021

It seemed like a summer’s day on Sunday 5 September, which also meant a wind that was very fickle. It could change direction by 180m degrees or just fade away. It was particularly frustrating for the race officer trying to set a course for good races.

As the wind was generally more apparent in the eastern part of the lake, racing was kept there. Half way through the first race the wind did change from easterly to westerly and Martin Brennan, in a Solo, took full advantage to win with Richard and Heather Marsh in a RS400 second placed. It was also clear that 13 years old Jasper Bramwell, in a Topper, is learning fast, and finished third.

For the second race, it was again Brennan in the lead with Jasper in runner-up slot and Richard Blackburn, Solo, third place. Fewer boats went out for the third race and it was soon clear that Jasper was not outpaced as he kept up with the others and won with Brennan second and Kevin Parry (Solo) in third place.

On the previous Wednesday, there were 30 boats out including 12 juniors in Toppers. On that occasion, in a decent breeze, Jasper finished 10th overall but far above the other juniors.

The juniors were away on Saturday, to Redesmere for a Junior Traveller event where Jasper, finishing 4th was the leading under 14 sailor and there were successes throughout the team.

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