Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 24 March 2022

Despite the bright sunshine on Sunday 20 March, the cold easterly breeze, which shifted direction, brought only a few sailors out to race. This gave Solo sailors a chance to pick up the successes.

In the first race, Martin Brennan in his Solo managed to win by 14 seconds (on corrected time) ahead of Stuart Bates and Emma Turner in a Merlin Rocket. They were closely followed by Mike Smith (Solo) for third place.

There was every chance that Brennan would win the second race too until, on the penultimate leg, he was caught out on a tack by a windshift and capsized. This gave the win to Bates and Turner while Brennan righted his boat quickly enough to hold second place ahead of Smith.

For the third race a change of course, and a shifting wind, brought all the boats close together at the first mark. Mike Smith was well placed to round the mark ahead of Brennan which he held for the rest of the race and won on handicap, with Stuart Bates and Emma Turner in runner up place.

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