Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club
Date published: 15 September 2021
Photo: G Knox
Junior Travellers – the Lasers lead the Toppers round the first mark
It was busy on Saturday 11 September at Hollingworth Lake with the sailing club hosting another round of the North West Junior Travellers series. There were 28 juniors under 19 years old racing, mainly in Lasers and Toppers. The westerly wind was not too strong, though there was the occasional capsize.
Visitors came from Ullswater, with several boats including some of the youngest sailors, Redesmere, Budworth, Leigh & Lowton and elsewhere. The results however were dominated by local sailors.
The overall winner was Jasper Bramwell (Hollingworth Lake SC) in a Topper who won all four races, as well as being the leading under 14 sailor. Daisy Fisher (Hollingworth Lake SC), sailing a Laser, was runner-up and leading under 19 sailor. Lauren Marsh (Hollingworth Lake SC) of the under 14 age group, in a Topper, was third overall. Hector Droungas (Hollingworth Lake SC) of the under 16 age group came in fifth sailing in a Laser. This success follows on from the week of youth sailing last month and the visit of Olympian Stuart Bithell.
On Sunday 12 September, there was the lightest of airs as boats ghosted along. In these conditions, the seniors had an advantage in boats with bigger sails than the Juniors have on their Toppers. Will Smith was sailing his father’s Phantom and had the best results with wins in races 1 and 3. The Junior sailors did not venture out for the second and third races. However, Adam McGovern, in a Mirror, knew how to keep moving and won the second race. Tom Daniel and Ryan Richards, in a Merlin Rocket were runners-up overall.
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