Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 02 June 2022

Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club hosted another open event on Sunday (29 May) and welcomed nine visitors to join three from the club for a single handed Solo series of races.

The forecasted wind from the north east would usually provide good conditions for racing, and the day started off well. If the event lacked quantity, it made up for it in quality. The racing was very close all day. In the first race, it seemed that Martin Honnor from Ogston and Innes Armstrong from Burwain had control of the lead but jostling for positions led to Stephen Graham, also from Burwain, sneaking through to win,

After lunch, local sailor Martin Brennan was in the fray and won the race by a few feet from Martin Honnor. Half way through that race, the wind seemed to die away and boats bunched up close together. The two sailors from Burwain suffered in particular while others gained. Chris Gillard from Sheffield took third place.

The final race would be a contest between four boats for overall success. The wind had now steadied and gave the best race of the day. The battle was a close contest between Martin Honnor and Innes Armstrong and, this time, it was local Mike Smith who benefitted and was able to take third place.

Overall the win went to Martin Honnor, with the Burwain duo of Armstrong and Graham filling the next two places and local Martin Brennan in fourth place.

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