SPRING SPLASH  2019
A total of  SIX  rounds will be sailed, with SIX races being sailed EACH week, best FOUR rounds to count.   The same yacht must be sailed in each round, unless mechanical problems cannot be repaired at the lakeside.  
 
ROUND ONE

The 2019 Spring Splash got under way on a typical Spring day with bright sunshine and a fair breeze albeit still a bit chilly.

Five skippers competed in the first round over the usual triangular course from between the pontoon and Buoy 7, round Buoys 3 and 5 and returning to the start for two laps finishing at Buoy 8.

Roger Monks opened up the scoring with the first victory ahead of Paul Beardshaw and Brian Hartley. Roger and Paul repeated the positions in Race 2 with Stuart Axon taking the third place. Brian won the following two races and repeated his form in the final race after Roger had finished first in Race 5 ahead of John Wray.

After a pleasant days racing, Roger claimed the maximum points with Brian second and Paul a close third for the round.

ROUND TWO

Round 2 of this yearís Spring Splash was held with the minimum five skippers competing in typical Bridlington winds. Although supposedly easterly in direction, the breeze swirled in all directions at different times, making sailing both difficult and unpredictable.

A narrow triangular course was set from between Buoys 1 and 2 o Buoy 7 and back to Buoy 1 for two full laps before finishing at Buoy 8 as usual.

   Brian Hartley sped off to a very healthy lead in Race 1, only to lose control mysteriously at Buoy 2 on his second lap and was unable to finish.         Phil capitalised on Brianís misfortune, and completed the race in first place. With his boat recovered and no faults found.

Brian then easily dominated Races 2 and 3 and again had a good lead in Race 4 before the same mysterious loss of control occurred in exactly      the same place as he rounded Buoy 2, again on his second lap. No apparent fault was found after recovery, and he completed the Round with victories in Races 4 and 5 making him the clear winner for the day. Phil was consistent throughout the day and ended up in second place in the     round with George narrowly claiming third place.

ROUND THREE

A warm sunny Spring morning saw half a dozen helmsmen take to the lake for Round 3 of this yearís Spring Splash series. The usual triangular course around Buoys 7, 2 and 1 seemed the best option in the SE breeze.

Roger Monks had a cracking start from the off, cruising to victory in Race 1 and was followed over the line by Brian Hartley and Paul Beardshaw. In Race 2 it was Brian in first place with Roger third behind Paul.

Roger was the winner in Races 3 and 4 but Races 5 and 6 again went to Skipper Hartley.

Unsurprisingly, he took the honours for the day with Roger and Paul 2nd and 3rd respectively.   

The bad luck of the day award went to Phil Parsons who failed to finish any races

at all due to a recurring electrical fault causing loss of receiver contact

  Spring Splash 2019
   
  Rounds in Series 6      
  No. Best Scores 4      
                BEST 4 TOTAL POINTS
    POINTS IN ROUND
POSITION SKIPPER 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Brian Hartley 9 10 10       29
2 Paul Beardshaw 8 7 8       23
3 Roger Monks 10   9       19
4 Stuart Axon 6 6 6       18
5 George Younger   8 7       15
6 Phil Parsons   9 5       14
7 John Wray 7           7
8                
 

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