Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 06 December 2021

Sundays in November at Hollingworth Lake have produced very changeable conditions for sailing and racing.

There was the anticyclone over the north west on the 14th. This meant very little wind and when it came the direction was varied and not long lasting. The race results were therefore erratic, though Martin Brennan in a Solo managed to find a way to win.

A week later, there was quite a strong breeze from the west and the first race was the Autumn Pursuit Race. This begins with the slower boats leading and waiting to be caught up by others. Young Lauren Marsh, in a Topper, led the way for a long time until over taken by Martin Brennan and Nick Hornsby in Solos. After that, there were two points races. The best overall results were for Les Bithell and Naz McGuire in a Merlin Rocket with two second places. Next best was Les Burns in a Laser, despite a capsize, taking two third places. Martin Brennan and Andy Carter in Solos each sailed one race only, though each won that race.

The snow fall on the last Sunday of the month found only the duty team present and it will come as no surprise that racing was abandoned.

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