Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 21 December 2021

The misty sky on Sunday morning (12 December) presaged little or no wind for the final day of racing at the lake this year. By noon, however, the weather had changed and a good breeze blew and provided some exciting racing for the few who were ready to race.

As I write, the results are not available. Richard and Heather Marsh, in their RS400, enjoyed planing downwind in the gusts at speed. They were always going to be well ahead of the single handers. Young Lauren Marsh, in a Topper, finished the first race having found that enough for the day. At first Richard Whitehill (Laser) kept up with Nick Hornsby in his Solo but soon was well behind.

For the second race, they were joined by Andy Carter in another Solo. This resulted in a closely fought contest between the two Solos. Carter got ahead but Hornsby closed up and then, on the last lap, Carter had to take a penalty which led to a battle for the lead and ignored Whitehill in the Laser who took advantage and stayed well ahead to the finish. Hornsby, in trying to escape from the close tactics of Carter capsized then quickly recovered to finish last.

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