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    Pennine Sailing Club holding its first RS200 open Sponsored by “Kingfisher Ropes” and “Sailing Chandlery” on a bright but windy June Sunday.  The sailors were greeted by the Pennine team with bacon sandwiches tea and coffee to set the day off greeting our 5 visiting boats.


    With the 1st race starting at 11am giving us shifty beats and tight reaches and seeing many changes for the lead but with Oliver and Ben eventually taking the first win of the day.


    The start of the 2nd race gave Oliver and Ben a lot to do as they were pushed out at the pin end and forced to re round. A small change to the course opened up the second reach and again seeing close racing but with a tactical run down the back of the course which again saw the leading 3 change places but with a double gybe Martin and Barbara came through to take a clear lead from Oliver and Harry.


    Race 3 got off promptly after lunch but with no let up from the gusts again set up a 3 way challenge for the win. Harry and Emma pushing for a good start ended up in a challenging position and a long way behind the fleet after the start. With this opportunity Oliver took the lead after the windward mark from Josh and Tattana and never looked back. So the race was on for the other 5 boats and seeing many capsizes as the boats flew down the reaches but as the laps went down Harry and Emma made their way through the fleet and finally taking Martin and Barbara on the last lap to take 2nd place.


    Race 4 again with no let up from the wind and a slightly altered course saw the fleet get away with a clean start and head to the windward mark. This time with the fleet all rounding close together Harry and Emma took the lead leaving the rest of the fleet to fight it out for the rest of the positions. Close racing then saw a 3 lap fight between Oliver, Richard and Martin and with an almost photo finish seeing all 3 within 10 seconds of each other on the line but Harry and Emma had already taken a clear win for the final race of the day.


    Oliver and Ben (YDSC) taking the overall win and the £100 voucher from Kingfisher ropes but closely behind on points Harry and Emma (Pennine SC) taking 2nd and Martin and Barbara (Delph Sc) 3rd overall.


    Chris Muxworthy

    Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Entries: 6, Scoring system: Appendix A
    1st 1333 Oliver Rayner Ben Rayner 1 (2) 1 2 6 4
    2nd 1251 Harry Chappelman Emma Muxworthy 2 (3) 2 1 8 5
    3rd 1068 Martin Smith Barbara Smith (3) 1 3 3 10 7
    4th 739 Richard Smith Sebastian Smith 4 (5) 5 4 18 13
    5th 1105 Neil Reid Eddy Reid (5) 4 4 5 18 13
    6th 1360 Josh Hammer Tattana Ottingerova (6) 6 6 6 24 18
    Sailwave Scoring Software 2.28.1


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