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Winter Series (Day 2)

Wind at last! Not much but enough to convince all skippers that B rigs were the best choice. Racing proved tight at both the top and bottom of the fleet with, after 14 races sailed, only 3 points separating the top two skippers and 4 points separating the two at the bottom. See results sheet for finishing order.

Winter Series underway

"Starboard, I think!" It was one of those days we are getting used to on the lake. A day when you could almost complete a triangular course while remaining on the same tack. With low breezes there were few close finishes yet the first places were equally shared by three skippers. A welcome return from Gary Dewhurst (GBR 479) saw him wrest second away from Richard Whittle (GBR 801) leaving Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) to take the spoils - just. Peter Hilton (434) enjoyed some fine racing but suffered from a few navigational errors and racing incidents. (I'm trying to be polite). The Winter Series gets underway - the proof is on the hilltops!

MYA CONFIRMED

It's official: Burwain RC Lasers is now a registered club with the MYA and will benefit accordingly. To become an individual MYA member please submit your details and the £10 joining fee to Richard Whittle asap.

Burwain Autumn Series (Day 6) Series decided

The series was decided on yet another challenging day of the lightest winds. The day went to Richard Whittle (GBR 801) who is fast becoming a master in such testing conditions. Second place went to Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) with Fran Fairclough taking 3rd. The days result impacted on the series with Hugo Chandor remaining in overall 1st place, but with Richard Whittle taking 2nd place away from Peter Hilton who finished the series in 3rd. Congratulations to all skippers who took part in our first ever series.

Burwain Autumn series (Day 5) Jerusalem wall

Passers by and dog walkers could be forgiven for imagining they had arrived at Burwains Jerusalem Wall. Vortexes, Black Holes and freak conditions elicited much wailing and gnashing of teeth from almost all skippers. Comedy moments abounded as boat A might meet a fast approaching boat B, both on exactly the same tack and yet sailing in the opposite direction. There seemed little rhyme or reason to the vagaries of the weather. Hugo Chandor (GBR 55) survived the day relatively untroubled by the rest of the fleet however all other skippers, save for Peter Hilton who had to leave early, enjoyed 2nd places and many of the 11 races sailed were decided within a boat length of the finish line.

Burwain RC Lasers

Reedymoor Lane, Foulridge, Colne,
Lancashire, BB8 7LJ