Spring 1 Completed
Spring 1 ended on Sunday with the following results:
Steve Fischer sneaked in a couple more wins while Colin Carver's back was turned.....worse actually as Colin had to watch from the OOD box - with both sailors on a perfect 5 points Steve claimed the Laser trophy by dint of more recent scores. Upwardly mobile Neil Marsh came in 3rd.
The two Dans sandwiched veteran RS300 racer Barry Steele, Skinner triumphing with a perfect 5 and Treloar in 3rd. I can't help noting that a certain Jim Strother pipped class captain Pete Ellis to 4th, ok I know, only by turning up more often but you have to take your successes where you can.
Bryan Forbes and Kelvin Jones took the Ents from Les Smith with Hilgard Muller completing the podium triumvirate.
No handicap series, maybe the weather will bring them out now.
Busy weekend for ASC at home and abroad
It was overall a busy weekend for the Club, with a good turnout for the Enterprise training day on Saturday. Further afield, Aldenham was the highest attending club at Rutland Water for the two-day RS Sprint Championships, with Harry McVicar posting an excellent 2nd place in the 300s. Pete Ellis was the other ASC boat placed in the Gold fleet in 8th. The very blustery conditions on the Saturday put paid to Barry and Dan S (with a damaged mast), but as the wind abated somewhat on the Sunday Mark Donnelly took 3rd in the Silver fleet, IT Dan 5th and yours truly 9th. Dan you should have beaten me in R2 mate, with 27 points and your excellent first in R5 (the only ASC 1st, even Harry didn't manage that), you'd have been 3rd not Donnelly! Such is life.
Wed series starts
The first of this year's Wednesday series started on 9th April in light but adequate wind which seemed to remain fairly predictable for once at Aldenham. The Ents took first and second, with Barry managing a creditable third, considering the RS300s are now subject to an extra minute following an adjustment to the handicap this year. Happy Birthday to our Commodore Marcus who celebrated his birthday (can't say which one) in the box, and then by buying us all a beer in the Fishery afterwards. Cheers!
Pic of the week - tonight's webcam (Monday)