Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 08 July 2022

Racing at Hollingworth Lake on Sunday 3 July began with the Summer Pursuit Race. With the wind again coming off the Lake Bank shore, it was very variable in strength and direction. This was to the advantage of the young sailors in Toppers who got away first in a better breeze than some of the later starters. It was one of the youngest sailors, Jessica Marsh who took the lead and held it to the finish. Martin Brennan, in his Solo, was catching up to finish runner up, with Richard Mason and Nicola Thomason in a GP14 in third place.

For the first points race, Andy Hayfield in a Laser found a streak of wind from the start to the first mark and thereafter usually found better wind than the followers to hold the lead and win on handicap. Martin Brennan closed up on the upwind legs but was slower downwind to be runner up, with Richard Mason and Nichola Thomason again holding third place.

There were fewer takers for the final race which Martin Brennan won comfortably with Richard Blackburn now runner up in a Solo, and Ryan Richards in third place sailing a Laser.

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