17 Jun 2019

Pursuit Race

14 June - Friday Night Pursuit - Race 1

 The Friday night pursuit series is aimed at those just starting to race and 6 boats turned out for the first evening.  First away was the RS Vision sailed by `Kathryn and Carly,  they kindly waited until 2000 (Ben and Darcy) and the Enterprise (Cathryn and Dom ) were due to start.  From then on the Vision and the 2000 had a very close race with the Vision appearing to be faster on the reach and the 2000 pulling away on the spinnaker reach back from the specially laid windward mark.  Behind these the Laser radial of James and the Laser of Will (both more experienced sailors) also had a close tussle until Will had to retire with a broken gooseneck.  James was able to overhaul the boats ahead for a comfortable win.  Behind him the last boat to start, the Hornet sailed by Izzy and Will found the conditions difficult.  When there was wind they were very fast, but in marginal trapezing conditions they struggled.  As the finish time approached they closed in on the Vision, but ran out of time to overtake.  Behind these three the 2000 lost a place by sailing for the wrong mark, but still managed to just keep ahead of the enterprise.

Kathryn Deaton