SUMMER SERIES   2017

 

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

Being more or less back on schedule, round one of the Summer Series took place as five skippers basked in the red hot sunshine with an adequate breeze filling the sails sufficiently to give some close racing. 

A shorter course was set starting from between marks 1 and 2 to mark 6, up to mark 3, back to 2 then across the pond again to 6 for the second lap and finishing from marks 2 to 8. There were several close finishes and despite Brian managing to miss the mark at 3     (which he himself set outside his range of vision!), the black boat once again took the honours with Paul 2nd and Dave 3rd.

ROUND TWO

It was the good old days at the pond for round 2 of the Summer Series with eight skippers taking part. A warm welcome was given to Phil Parsons (sail number 10) and George Younger (sail number 92) who seemed to enjoy their guest appearances and hopefully will join us on a weekly basis.  
The wind was slight but seemed to be only on the podium side of the pond, so a narrow course was set starting from between the pontoon and Mark 1 to Mark 7, then to Mark 6 and back to Mark 1 for two laps, ending as usual at Mark 8.  
Roger got off to a great start by winning Race 1 but then Brian took the next three, Dave winning Race 5 and Roger coming back strongly in Race 6.  Today's honours were again taken by Brian Hartley. Roger Monks came within a point of him but had to settle for 2nd place today. Simon and Dave had equal points but Dave claimed third place due to his win in Race 5.  
 

ROUND THREE

Round 3 took place in very warm conditions with the odd shower and rumble of thunder. There was a good breeze which was particularly strong around a couple of the marks, and caused the odd loss of control resulting in a few penalty turns and apologies.  A triangular course was set starting from between marks 6 and 7 to mark 1 then diagonally across the pond to mark 5 and back to 7 for a couple of laps finishing at the usual mark 8. Brian Hartley had a superb day making an almost clean sweep by winning 5 of the six races and was only 2nd to Roger Monks in Race 3. Other placings were more or less consistent with identical results in some races. Brian Hartley once again took the honours comfortably, with Roger ending up 2nd overall and Dave Johnston 3rd. 
 
  Summer Series 2017
   
  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 100 100 100       300
2 Roger Monks 33 87 85       205
3 Dave Johnston 55 74 70       199
4 Paul Beardshaw 78 36 55       169
5 John Wray 10 23 40       73
6 Simon Booth   61         61
7 Phil Parsons   49 10       59
8 George Younger   10 25       35

 

 

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