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Lively wind pushed race two of Tweed River winter sailing

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Thirteen boats of the Tweed Valley Sailing Club competed in the second race of the Winter Series with a superb afternoon of sailing on the Tweed River on June 4.

Crews enjoyed the fresh southerly winds blowing at 15 knots making the racing very lively.

Six single-handed Lasers and Impulses and four three-handed Corsairs competed, with the Lasers taking the first three places on scratch.

First to finish the long, difficult course was Gary McCrohon after one hour, 38 minutes; two minutes behind was Peter Fell and third was John Hayward a further two minutes back.

A new addition to the Laser fleet was Kate Yeomans. Kate competed through the summer on the Corsair Class Championship winner Swell Lady and will be up with the leaders once she settles into her new boat.

In the Corsairs, Keenas (Mark Reynolds and Craig Foley) got away to a substantial early lead, opening a gap of two minutes to second place.

It was shaping up to be a battle between the top three boats until disaster struck for Mark, capsizing and losing nearly five minutes before recovering and completing the course for second place.

First place went to Fingal Corsair 199, Minnow, sailing four handed with local Fingal kids (Kynan Luescher, Taj Krasna, and Max Hennessy).

Keenas came in four minutes later, but the other two Corsairs both retired after capsizing. The water’s not too cold but the wind chill was too much.

Next Race: June 16 from 1pm. Volunteers needed.

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