Round 4 Midlands District Championship Skipper Series

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Dave Alston
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Round 4 Midlands District Championship Skipper Series

Post by Dave Alston » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:02 am

The Unofficial Race Report

Leicestershire Radio Sail Club played host to Round 4 of the Midlands District Championship Skipper Series on 11th June 2017 at Charnwood Water.

It was a rather cosy and good humoured event well run by Rob Wilson, on the whistle, ably assisted by Eric Finley on drums. Between them they certainly gave the fleet value for their entry fee setting a record 17 heats in what were possibly the most testing / trying condition experienced this year and for most the first time they had used their second suit this year. The wind was swirling across the lake in sudden gusts of near 30 mph with switches of 90 degrees at times.

Don Charlesworth certainly used his local knowledge and skill to win 11 of the 17 heats to take a convincing first place overall for the day.
David Alston never seemed to get going the whole day with only one heat win to slivered into a rather distant second place overall some 26 points behind Don.
Peter Cropper, a visiting skipper from West Cornwall, was on target for second place but had a string of bad luck with gear failures in the afternoon and finished third.

Of note was Chris Cook who went off with the fairies in heat 15 to finish almost one leg of the course ahead of the chasing field.

Certainly a good day of friendly sailing and well worth the trip to Charnwood Water

The Club standings are rather interesting with Manor Park at 805 points some 166 point ahead of their nearest rival Leicestershire with one event to come.
It looks like the Team Manor Park will have the Club Championship this year,

You will have to come to the next round to see how it pans out. Visit the Midlands District Website


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