Laser open 2021

The Notts County SC laser open attracted more than 25 entries, and what a change from the day before, a relatively steady breeze with occasional planing, but lighter most of the time. There was even some sunshine and it was warm at 21’C. Luckily the thunder held off for the racing (just) allowing all to have a good days sailing.

Rebecca Ogden set a square course, aided by mum Lindsey who was taking and doing results. The afternoon course added a reach giving some interesting racing. George Fereday (Bartley) won the first race with Nathan Smith from Staunton second and Alex Piggott from Notts County third.

The second race after lunch got off to a clean start, along with some gust which allowed planning for short periods. The two leaders on the first lap echoed the first race, until both Nathan and George missed a mark out completely, leaving Nigel Lindley with a win, followed by Matthew Potter and James Dalby.

So the final race was the decider, George Fereday was buried at the start leaving Nathan Smith from Staunton to win, with Alex Pigott from Notts County in second cementing his third place overall, only three points separated the first four showing how close the racing was. Prizes were sorted by Kathryn and Ken – the rear commodore gave out the prizes.


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