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20 August 2012
NSC Update

Dinghy Sailing Review Sunday 19th Aug

Whilst the cruisers were contesting the Ladies Race for the Harvey Salver and for the second week
running we had a big turnout at Whiteness, warm and sunny weather certainly makes a big difference.

Unlike the strong wind of the previous week it was perfect for learning and improving sailing abilities.

There were over 20 boats on the water of various types with Wayfarers, Oppies, Feva, 420's, Toppers and even 2 double kayaks.

Next Session Sunday 26th August at 3pm


Cruiser Race Results; Harvey Salver Ladies Helm

A perfect day for racing, sunshine and light winds that built gradually but not too much.

Six boats took part and managed an (almost) Olympic start. Eleanor led up to the first mark but was caught by Amrita, but Eleanor wriggled ahead to regain and keep the lead.

Third place was taken by Bayard helmed by novice sailors Lois Henderson and Dawn Cheyne; a mere seven seconds ahead of Jess Two in fourth place. In second place came Eleanor helmed by Louise Cunningham, fifty five seconds ahead of Bayard. But the winner of the day was Amrita, forty nine seconds ahead and helmed by Heather Main. A very good day with close racing finishes.

There is one important point though that needs to be said. Only four of the six boats acknowledged the Committee boat as they crossed the line. This leaves a sense of rejection and moral anxiety for the race committee. Will all boats please remember to wave vigorously when crossing the line.


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