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April 10, 2021

Fast racing in good conditions for sailors on the Tweed

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The Tweed Valley Sailing Club hosted the second race of its 2019 Winter Series on the last weekend of May.

It was a lovely sunny autumn day with a gentle northwesterly breeze and a flooding tide all afternoon.

The racing included three sprints and 17 boats with 38 crew competing across three major divisions.

The fleet included five single-handed Lasers, five two-handed NS14s and six three-handed Corsairs.

The easy and pleasant sailing conditions contributed to the racing being extremely close.

Fastest boat on the course was Dave Chester in a Hobie 16 who won the first two races, but race three went to NS14 Flight 12 (Adam Hurt and Tom Busbridge).

Mono-hulls

Fastest mono-hull in race one was NS14 Pura Vida (Robert Preston and Hannah Witten) while 30 seconds back was Impulsive Max (Matt Andrews and Igor Prado).

Fastest mono-hull in race two was Impulsive Max and 20 seconds back in second place was Flight 12.

Fastest in race three was Flight 12 and 18 seconds back came Impulsive Max.

Fastest single-handed Laser was Gary McCrohan winning races one and two with Bluey (Kate Yeomans) getting race three.

Corsair Minnow sailed by Bill Fenelon, Deb Flannery, and Ami Spicer won its class.


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