Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club: annual Felucca Trophy

Date published: 21 October 2021

Hollingworth Lake saw close racing with 16 Merlin Rockets on the water competing for the annual Felucca Trophy over the weekend of 16 and 17 October.

Visitors came from Berwick in the north, to Poole and Shoreham in the south.

In the relatively light winds, racing was a bit like snakes and ladders. However, Matt Biggs and Beka Jones, from the West Midlands, always seemed to find the way to win in three races out of the five, and in the others they came second.

Other race winners were Richard Whitworth, on a home visit, crewed by young Jasper Bramwell, who finished third overall. This was Jasper’s first experience of a weekend sailing in a ‘senior’ boat at the very competitive level. Arron Holman, crewed by Pippa Kilsby, took the other race win and was runner-up overall.

On Saturday, six Club Junior sailors went to Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club for the final event of the NW Traveller Series. In challenging light wind conditions they continued to bring credit to the club.

Daisy Fisher was first youth girl and fourth overall, while Jacob Din finished ninth overall, out of 37 boats. They shared a team shield with the Ullswater Club for the most sailors at most events in the series.

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