Dartmouth Cannon 27 June

A strong Breeze had sails flapping on the slipway as boats prepared to launch this morning.
Simon lent his Laser to Max Smith, back in Lyme taking a break from his Bridge Officer training. Tim and Simon had to return for a repair before the first start, Tom came in after 5 capsizes, others returned between races.
Race Officer Simon Boyle sends the report on today’s exciting racing.
> ‘The Dartmouth Cannon was sailed in challenging conditions with the north easterly wind rarely below force 5. > Jerry Rook in his Albacore was first to the windward mark but the speed of Dave Guthrie’s Phantom on the run combined with a rare mistake from Jerry heading for the wrong leeward mark, allowed Dave to take the lead at the end of lap 1 and hold this position to the end of the race.
> After handicap ratings were calculated Dave Guthrie was placed third with the winner being Mike Pridham followed by Stefan Laeger both sailing Laser Radials.
> Race 2 saw Jerry Rook catch a pot buoy on the run allowing Tim O’Toole to sail his Albacore into second place ahead of Jerry in third with the race being won by Graham Cook in a Laser Radial.
> For Race 3 Mike Pridham kindly lent his Laser Radial to Will Cook who then surprised the fleet with a blistering start to lead on the final race of the day. The battle between father Graham and son Will was close all the way around the track with son beating father into second place by only seven seconds at the finish.
> Nevertheless, Graham’s performance in all three races ensured he won the Dartmouth Cannon series.’
Simon thanked his team, including Dave Law and Paul Rawlings who manned a second patrol boat.
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