Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 17 June 2022

In a change from normal racing at the lake on Sunday 12 June, some less experienced sailors were taken out with helms in GP14s to widen their skills. Meanwhile, the usual single-handers competed against them. The wind conditions were not helpful as gusty and squally winds raced across the lake and there were many capsizes to keep the safety boat crew busy.

The club’s junior sailors coped well in their Topper dinghies. The competition was closer with a young visitor from Leigh & Lowton SC, Lewis Bacon, who is in the squad with Jasper Bramwell. Lewis won the first race, with Jasper runner-up. Those results were reversed in the third race, which gave Jasper overall victory on the day.

The second race was won by Chris Massey with Scarlet Sharp crewing in a GP14 which was an excellent outcome. Meanwhile the tough conditions had suited Nick Brook (Solo) to take two third places.

On Saturday, at another round of the NW Junior Traveller Series held at Delph Sailing Club in Bolton, also in breezy conditions, Jacob Din came second in his Laser, while Millie Hayfield, in a Topper, was 8th overall as well as first under-14 girl.

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