Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club Open Report
The weekend of 24th 25th June at Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club’s “Tasarfest” saw 8 Tasers all from Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club taking part.
Mediterranean conditions with 8-12kts saw race one off with a start line incident John Snowden from the Port end of the start nearly take out a number of boats who took evasive action. John and Jeremy retired due to gear malfunction whilst the fleet got off with a split windward leg which was closely contested between Dan Hollands and Chris Barnes.
Lap 2 near the leeward mark Dan Hollands was closing in on Chris Barnes and managed to get water on the inside which saw Chris capsize and unfortunately retire for the day.
Leaving Dan to take 1st and Rob Purvis 2nd.
The 2nd race took place with lighter winds, no starting incidents this time, Rob Purvis and Dan Hollands leading the pack Rob taking the win by mere millimetres with Dan 2nd.
The 3rd race saw the wind drop again to below 5kts, Dan Hollands, taking the lead to the windward mark, followed by Tony Wyatt and Crew Harriet Wright who were taken at the windward mark by Rob Purvis just skipping in front to port. After dropping back to fourth Tony chased down 3rd place Antonio with some innovative use of the Jib pole and went to windward on the 2nd lap, overtaking and taking 3rd. Anthony Elford and Barry Hall retired, John and Jeremy came in having taken on a hull full of water through the dagger board casing.
Sunday saw a beautifully hot morning, all sailors sitting on the sunrise balcony waiting for the wind and having looked at various Apps and local weather’s stations in the hope of a miracle which didn’t happen so the days racing was called off and prize giving took place
Dan Hollands and crew Alastair Gibson 1st
Rob and Chrissy Purvis 2nd.