Win for Goodhead

A report by Robert Deaves from the OK Dinghy Eastern Area Series at Ardleigh

Thursday September 26th 2002, Author: Robert Deaves, Location: United Kingdom
The penultimate event in the OK Dinghy Eastern Area Series was sailed at Ardleigh Sailing Club on 21 September. Visitors from as far afield as Stafford converged for three exciting races in an extremely shifty and variable breeze.

Neil Goodhead led at the first mark from Robert Deaves and went on to win by a considerable margin. Deaves slipped back and eventually recovered to third while
Mike Edwards took second. Race two started with a large shift which meant the line couldn¹t be laid on starboard.

Deaves tacked on the pin and led away from the line and for the next two laps. However the wind didn¹t co-operate and abandoned him in a hole while
half the fleet sailed past. Goodhead again won with Edwards second and Will Turner in third.

The final race was even more difficult with a breeze dying towards the end to leave a long procession. For the final race, it was again Goodhead followed by Edwards with Simon Shaw in third for most of the race until being overtaken by Peter Turner in the closing stages.


1 Neil Goodhead GBR 2108 South Staffs 2 points
2 Mike Edwards GBR 2107 South Staffs 4
3 Robert Deaves GBR 2081 Dabchicks 8
4 Andy Turner GBR 2054Ardleigh 8
5 Peter Turner GBR 2059 Ardleigh 9
6 Ken Carroll GBR 2001 Deben 10

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