Exe Sailing Club latest - blustery conditions for latest races

10:20 05 June 2014

The younger sailors got out on the estuary for the start of the junior race training sessions run by the Exe Sailing Club on Frida evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2346-18-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

The younger sailors got out on the estuary for the start of the junior race training sessions run by the Exe Sailing Club on Frida evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2346-18-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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Very blustery conditions and the bank holiday made the Saturday race dinghy fleet small, writes Rex Frost.

In the handicap fleet, in the only race sailed, Iain Horlock was chasing Chris Rhodes and Les Arscott and failed to catch them. The Trios also only managed one race and Peter Labdon, turning out for a rare Saturday race managed a third.

The bank holiday Monday saw 13 boats on the water for a series of fun races, organised for crew who normally do not helm.

The rules were; small single handers and no hotshot helms! The conditions were ideal with only five-to-eight knots of breeze and almost no tide, so going in the right direction was the only challenge.

The first race was a steep learning curve for many, but some coaching from the safety boats was allowed and the qubas and fevas kept up with the lasers fairly well. George Crundwell was awarded the yellow jersey. The second race saw Hazel Lawson in front of elder son Dale for some time, to great applause, with Marion Geare receiving some coaching from daughter Ellie to try and stay level with husband Richard.

Some chaos ensued as the sailability hawk attempted to join in, but after several close encounters it was persuaded to leave well alone.

Annabel James was awarded the second yellow jersey to the acclaim of husband Chris and sons, manning the safety boat.

For the third race the tide was running down one side of the course and those unaware of this, suffered setbacks. Sue Davis got her Buzz going better and pulled up to the front, avoiding the pitfalls of those behind, especially some (who should have known better) who were swept sideways onto moorings on the downwind leg. Sue Davis took the final yellow jersey and all adjourned ashore for tea and cake.

Cruisers on Tuesday had a lovely evening with a good 12-15kts of breeze and good conditions with no waves. The fast fleet all got away at their appointed times and chased away after Maybee (Martin Minter) with the two laser 28s neck and neck the whole time.

The 31.7s slowly separated as Electra had a succession of minor snarl-ups and Exehibitionist (Rick Newcombe) even though lightly crewed slowly closed the gap on Red Fox.

The big boats, Footloose and Jenesis appeared together, to round the safe water mark at full speed with Electra, providing some exciting moments for all, especially any slow fleet boats in the vicinity. Stuart Hills had kite problems after that, allowing Rex Frost to briefly overtake, but soon the big boys took off leaving Jammin trailing behind. The slow fleet got their excitement meeting the fast boats rounding mark two and safe water, sometimes at very close quarters.

In the first Two Rivers Junior series races in Teignmouth, Charlie King and Rory Gladstone were second and third in the fast group, with Sandy Bailey third in the slow fleet.

Thursday night races, predominantly with juniors, are at present dominated by Charlie King and Josh Geare with 25 points between them and the rest of the field.

Nice to see George Crundwell and Harriet Melbourne, also getting good results. Other members please note that any crew, relatively new to racing, are welcome. Several adults take part at times and we shouldn’t let the kids have all the fun.

For full results see; http://www.exe-sailing-club.org/

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