Hodgson and Reid dominate
The sixth and final race was never sailed as conditions on Sunday were generally windier than Saturday and by the end of the fifth race there were some extremely vicious squalls coming down the course and given the confines of the Lake in a Southerly wind direction the decision to abandon the last race was a sensible and popular one.
Second Place was taken by Hugh and Helen Watson who carried two 3rds and a 14th through into Sunday. A last gasp win in the first race on Sunday was too little to late to be able to put any real pressure onto Hodgson and Reed and a capsize on the first run of the fifth race sealed their fate leaving them with much work to do to salvage second place. Their cause was helped on the last run by a vicious squall which wiped out at least 4 of the boats in front of them allowing them to recover to 5th.
This put them on equal points with Greg Eaton sailing with CC Summerhayes who continued his excellent early season form to take 3rd place. This could so easily have been 2nd as they led most of the first race only to be pipped on the line by Hodgson and Reed and were comfortably leading the 5th race when they capsized on the final run avoiding a upside down backmarker.
Mini "What no spare wheel" Summerhayes sailing with Kevin Barnard finished 4th after some rapid sailing spoiled only by a few capsizes. Local Heroes David and Jackie Gebhard finished 5th after an excellent performance on Sunday.
This was a great advert for Laser 4000 sailing with some close and exhilarating racing between 32 boats from the length and breadth of the UK excellently hosted by a friendly and enthusiastic club who provided a lively social on Saturday night. Round 3 is at the ever popular Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club on 7/8th June.
|1||4518||Alastair Hodgson||Kein Reed||1||2||1||2||1||40|
|2||4536||Hugh Watson||Helen Watson||3||14||3||1||5||26|
|3||4582||Greg Eaton||Catherine Summerhayes||2||9||5||3||2||35|
|4||4264||Christina Summerhayes||Kevin Barnard||19||3||4||7||9||36|
|5||4498||David Gebhard||Jackie Gebhard||11||8||14||4||3||37|
|6||4314||Tom Glanfield||Rich Mayo||7||12||7||10||8||57|
|7||4570||John Reynolds||Fran Howell||21||15||2||11||6||49|
|8||4401||Peter Robinson||Jeremy Edwards||9||10||9||16||7||47|
|9||4565||Fiona Ramus||Jon Modral||10||7||10||9||33||49|
|10||4052||Nick Alp||Jo Morrison||15||13||33||5||4||52|
|11||4584||John Annan||Gordon Young||5||20||21||6||11||68|
|12||4016||Ian Saxby||Graeme Brown||17||6||18||8||33||59|
|13||4463||Craig Palmer||Stephen Rockley||20||5||15||12||33||60|
|14||4471||John Robertson||Robert Taylor||13||4||6||33||33||61|
|15||4251||Huw Powel||Paul Eden||8||27||11||13||33||71|
|16||4078||Jonny Backhouse||Alexander McKee||18||1||8||33||33||75|
|17||4342||Simon Thomas||Lucy Thomas||4||11||13||33||33||84|
|18||4610||Hamish Whyte||Dan Challis||12||21||20||18||33||90|
|19||4543||Will Gatehouse||Tanya Burdett||6||26||33||33||10||92|
|20||4199||Michael Owen||Claire Logan||14||22||33||15||33||98|
|21||4499||David Shilling||Danny Boatman||23||17||17||33||33||101|
|22||4427||Neal Piper||Barry Mc||33||33||12||14||33||106|
|23||4503||Pete Lindley||Neal Gibson||16||16||33||33||33||108|
|24||4489||Matthew Barton||Louise Brown||33||19||16||33||33||111|
|25||4444||Jody Warner||Emma Warner||22||18||33||33||33||112|
|26||4095||Robert Collins||Mandy Hindle||33||23||19||33||33||123|
|27||4038||Gareth Smith||Richard Warden||33||28||33||17||33||124|
|28||4341||Andrew Price||Tom Jeffrey||33||24||22||33||33||132|
|29||4273||Chris Horn||Jane Horn||24||33||33||33||33||132|
|30||4355||Gavin Benbow||Jane Tennant||33||25||33||33||33||-33|
|31 =||4170||Iain Macintyre||Andy Macintyre||33||33||33||33||33||-33|
|31 =||4298||Paul Davies||Louise Needham||33||33||33||33||33||-33|