Piper Cup – Sunday 16 April 2017

Weather: overcast

Wind: NW veering SW, force 3 gusty.

Course: triangular course (main fleet); sausage course (youth fleet).

On Easter Sunday it was race time to work off the surfeit of chocolate. Despite it being holiday time a good group of members turned up.

A simple triangular course was sent up across the river to test people’s skills and abilities.  The first race saw Alan and Jan (2000, Dream On) win line honours, which made Ed put his ‘race face’ on for the second race resulting in line honours. There was some good battling between the 2000s ensuring close racing.  The results show how well everyone raced and how tight the racing actually was.

The second race was combined from a request from the youth (well, from Harry), so the results show how well they did against the bigger boats. Nothing like the handicap system to produce some surprises!

Thank you to Paul and Sarah for being Team Doris on the committee boat and to Jerry and Team Walker (Tom’s Parents) for providing safety.  Specific mention should be made to Tom for going out in some breezy winds after 4 months since he last sailed.  He did really well until an unfortunate capsize meant that he had to go in before he got too cold – see the photos of him sailing!  Finally, Dan and Vaz managed to get to grips with the Omega and did well in the second race after an unfortunate start.  It is a tough boat so well done to race in the gusty conditions.

Photographs are on the Facebook page.

Race 1

Main Fleet

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
2000 (Dream On) Alan & Jan Thomas 1107 0 28 44 1
Laser (full) James Vick 1097 0 29 53 2
Supernova Greg Burnage 1075 0 31 56 3
2000 Ed Sumner & Paul Gately 1107 0 33 20 4
Laser (radial) Megan Gately 1139 0 33 47 5
2000 Rosie Arrowsmith & Thabit 1107 0 41 48 6
Omega Dan Evans & Vas 1078 DNS 7

Youth Fleet

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
Topper Harry Gately 1347 0 24 19 1
Topper Patrick Hogan 1347 0 28 23 2
Topper Thomas Walker 1347 DNS 3
                       


Race 2

Combined Fleets

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
2000 Ed Sumner & Paul Gately 1107 0 26 38 1
2000 (Dream On) Alan & Jan Thomas 1107 0 29 0 2
2000 Rosie Arrowsmith & Thabit 1107 0 30 39 3
Supernova Greg Burnage 1075 0 30 40 4
Laser (full) James Vick 1097 0 31 31 5
Topper Harry Gately 1347 0 36 8 6
Laser (radial) Megan Gately 1139 0 37 11 7
Omega Dan Evans & Vas 1078 0 45 12 8
Topper Patrick Hogan 1347 0 45 39 9
Topper Thomas Walker 1347 DNS

   
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