Brunton Cup – Sunday 21 April 2019

Weather: positively Mediterranean (sunshine, cloudless)

Wind: East, f3, gusting SE

Course: sausage course

The Brunton Cup was postponed for a couple of hours based on the experience of the previous two days when the sea breeze picked up at about 1pm. The gorgeous ‘champagne’ sailing weather meant that it was a shortie wetsuit race and perfect for beginning the random dinghy sailor suntan that we seem to develop each year.

The wind direction meant it was a simple upwind/down wind course, perfect for the non-asymmetric boat (!!). The first race saw a battle between John and James for much of the race but James was pipped over the line by 16 seconds. On corrected time James just beat Jeremy and Megan by 2 seconds…too much chatting on the 2000!!

Harry and Eve did well to battle with the increase in the sea breeze and despite checking the bottom of the hull at least once, Harry went on to finish – sailing full rigged for the first time. Eve, sadly, did not manage to complete the race on the last lap due to the wind increase.

The second race set off a bit messily for the 2000, which then capsized due to a rubbish tack (the helm left the main cleated!!). So, having washed his crew in the Thames (sorry Megan) they carried on but could not catch John or James in their lasers. This time they were so focussed on racing each other that they nearly did the wrong course by crossing the start line on the downwind leg. The two toppers had a good battle too, resulting in only 1m 15sec between them.

We want to thank Team Doris flying solo this time (well done Paul R) and also to Paul Gately for his safety boat skippering and keeping an eye on us all.

Congratulations to John Cant for being the overall winner. A mighty fine race or two!

REMEMBER: Sundowner this Friday from 6pm…… (26 April)

Race 1

Main Fleet

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
Laser (Radial) John Cant 1145 0 26 26 1
Laser (Full) James Vick 1099 0 27 46 2
(RS) 2000 Jeremy & Megan 1112 0 27 48 3
Laser (Full) Harry Gately 1099 0 34 0 4
Topper Wass Fattahi-Negro 1362 0 34 27 5
Bosun Carsten & John Capie 1250 0 38 35 6
Topper Patrick Hogan 1362 0 41 16 7
Laser (Radial) Eve Peyto 1145 RTD

Race 2

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
Laser (Radial) John Cant 1145 0 26 49 1
Laser (Full) James Vick 1099 0 27 26 2
(RS) 2000 Jeremy & Megan 1112 0 28 50 3
Topper Wass Fattahi-Negro 1362 0 31 24 4
Topper Patrick Hogan 1362 0 33 09 5
   
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