Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 30 April 2024

The forecast of rain on Sunday (28 April) might have deterred some sailors at Hollingworth Lake where a good sunny afternoon  was enjoyed. With a north westerly wind blowing off the Lake Bank shore, there were testing conditions for racing.

The first race was for the Spring Pursuit Cup where the boats start in timed sequence and race for 45 minutes. Juniors in Toppers set the pace but were overtaken by Evan Parry in a Laser. Fast approaching behind was his father, Julian Parry, with Jasper Bramwell as crew, in a Merlin Rocket, but Evan held the challenge off to win.

Two Spring Series races followed. In both races, Richard and Heather Marsh, in a RS400 were the winners. The downwind legs with their spinnaker flying gave them the advantage. Evan Parry again gave good chase and was a close runner up in both races. In third place, again in both races, was Annabelle Bramwell in a Topper, on Handicap beating two Merlin Rockets. Les Bithell and Emma Turner took fourth place, 5 seconds ahead of Julian Parry and Jasper Bramwell in the first race.

On Saturday, Lauren and Jessica Lauren Marsh sailed in a Junior Travellers event at Delph (Bolton) in Toppers. Jessica finished as the second Topper overall.

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