Lightning 368 Open

Danny Williams reports from the weekend's proceedings at Hillingdon

Wednesday April 2nd 2003, Author: Danny Williams, Location: United Kingdom
A glorious spring day met 15 competitors at the Hillingdon Outdoor Acvtivities Centre (HOAC) in Harefield, with blue skies and 8 knot NNE winds. The best direction for the lake.

The first race had Mal Hartland with a shotgun start to reach the windward mark first, followed by James Carnague, David Tiney and Calvin Merry. Mal retained the lead to win the race with Calvin Merry making the most of the conditions to take 2nd place.

The second race saw Eric Jannering with a excellent start making the windward mark first, the wind then died for a short while and the fleet tried to chase him down, however he made the reach at the bottom of the downwind section first, Mal Hartland fought his way through the fleet to take second from Eric in first.

The third race became a decider with Calvin Merry looking for a win to clinch the open. David Tiney made the windward mark first and held this position for a couple of laps but was overhauled by a rampant Calvin who won the race and secured the title for the second year running.

1st -Calvin Merry - Hillingdon LF
2nd - Mal Hartland - Bolton SC
3rd - Eric Jannering - Hillingdon LF
4th – David Tiney - Hillingdon LF
5th – Caroline Key – West Oxford SC

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