Last year a party of competitors from the other side of the
The weather was cloudy, the wind perhaps Force 2, from the North, which did not make for exciting sailing.
Race 1. Josh Moran, a rising star from nearby Otley, was quick off the mark, but Hamish Gledhill, of West Riding S.C., was right on his tail, which position was held for over 3 laps. In the absence of stronger winds, which might have allowed for more enterprising positioning on the beats, Josh was able to fend of his challenger, and he gradually extended his lead over the final laps. The sole lady contender, the lovely Wendy Jones from
Race 2. Just a tad more wind, and a few spots of rain. Hamish had good fortune at the start, with Neil Skellam of Leigh & Lowton S.C. behind him. Local veteran
Race 3. The wind was dying, but the third race proved the most thrilling. Once again Hamish led the field, with Tim Lowe following. After 2 laps Tim managed to get ahead, and extended his lead right to the end. But the best performance of the day was by Wendy, who managed to shake off her clubmate
And what about the lads (John Simms excluded)! Just look at those boat numbers. New boats – new sails. How can humble (to say nothing of “mature”)
1. 185960 Hamish Gledhill West Riding S.C.
2. 186697 Tim Lowe
3. 187497 Josh Moran
4. 169090 Wendy Jones
5. 170471 Neil Skellam Leigh & Lowton S.C.
6=. 182224 Ian Lees Dovestone
6=. 121822 John Simms
8. 182223 Tom Goddard Dovestone
9. 180421 Phil Graham Yeadon
10. 166406 Mick Bower Yeadon
11. 160687 David Statman Yeadon
12. 83566 Andrew Cowling Yeadon
13. 149413 Gerard Kennedy Yeadon