Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 29 April 2022

The strong easterly wind from previous days had moderated for Sunday 24 April. Being now north easterly, it was cold but the racing organised at Hollingworth Lake for the annual GP14 Class Open Meeting could go ahead.

Three visitors from Bassenthwaite, Budworth and Blackpool joined two home boats on the lake. Local sailor Adam McGovern, crewed by his father, Tim McGovern, was a strong contender having won a year ago. They held off the challenge in the first race of John Telford with his son, Jack, from Bassenthwaite. There were some dicey moments with spinnakers flying. Others suffered an occasional capsize.

After the lunch break, the Telfords took the next two races to win overall with an impressive display of boat handling and balance in the boat. The McGoverns kept up the pace in runner up spot while another local pairing, Tom Daniel and Alice Morris came third overall after some capsizing.

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