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Dunford Friday Junior Racing Practice 2020

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DUNFORD FRIDAY JUNIOR RACING 2020 – Race Report
Racing got underway on 10th July with great enthusiasm as Covid restrictions were eased.  There were six completed races, with three others unfortunately abandoned, though youngsters were still turning up to ask about the course to be sailed when there was absolutely no wind or a howling gale.
Innovations this year were that adults were welcome as crew as long as they didn’t coach, and that overall results are calculated per sailor, regardless of which boat he or she sails and whether crew or helm.  This allows competitors to try different boats as helm or crew and still get a result.
In all, 57 young sailors took part in a variety of dinghies…Oppies, Teras, Fevas, Lasers, Aeros, 420s, 29ers and the Bullet.  Five adults also braved it, and the best placed was Simon Cameron in a Feva, followed at some distance by Phillipa Vaughan, also in a Feva.  The biggest turnout was 18 boats, which we think is the largest number so far….maybe a Covid dividend.
Honours in the faster Fleet went to Albert Barber, and in the slower Fleet to Harry West.  Overall it was Harry followed by Albert and 3rd Samuel Pontefract, 4th Kate Wharmby, 5th John Cameron, 6th equal Tom Wharmby, and George Overton, 8th Rebecca Vaughan, 9th equal Charlotte Stembridge and Leo Gosling
Thanks again to our ROs Steve Green, Chris Knox, Chris Baldwick, Ken Hay and John Whyte who each took on the responsibility at least once.  Also to our faithful shoreside supporters Frances Evans and Gill Baldwick and RIB crews the Crates and Trevelyans among others of course.  Next year we hope to see more parents in helping roles.
Thanks also to Dunford Construction for the ten prizes, which will be in the form of vouchers, collectable from Nick Cox Chandlers.  With regret no prizegiving ceremony this Covid year.
Our mastermind Steve Green is happy to continue next year.  He says he gets a lot of pleasure from working with such enthusiastic kids.  Long may it continue!
JV/MV Sept 2020

 


 

Friday Junior Racing Practice: 10th July - 18th September
No racing on 21st August


Class starts for: Optimists - RS Teras - RS Fevas - 420s - 29ers - Laser 4.7s - Laser Radials
and a Handicap Class

First Warning Signal is not before 17:30hrs

Mums and Dads can help too!


Video from Club Member Alex Cole (July, 2017)