LCSC Laser Open 2017 - Debrief
Published 18:22 on 10 Sep 2017
Sixteen dinghy sailors, including five visitors gathered at London Corinthian Sailing Club for the Laser Open and to compete on the only tidal venue on the Thames Valley circuit.
With a shifting southerly 11mph gusting 20mph a windward-leeward course was set upriver of the historic club house, with the windward mark near Barnes Bridge and a leeward mark to the west of Chiswick Eyot (island, for those not au fait with river parlance).
The fleet stayed close during the first lap but was racing dominated by Matthew Hill (Frensham Pond), Adam Meekins (Maidenhead) with London Corinthian sailors Peter Hamment, Clive Kitson, Andre Garah and Andy Oliver in hot contention. On the second lap, five dinghies overlapped at no 5 buoy. As the wind increased, racing became more lively, particularly during the gybes on the run against the tide, a couple of swift gybes at the finish gave Peter Hamment the win for London Corinthians followed in quick succession by the other competitors in the leading pack.
The Ian Bruce Trophy (a copper kettle) was won by Peter Hamment, LCSC and the Nina Woods Trophy for the Laser Radial was won by Edward Brown from Broxbourne Sailing Club.
|1||Full Rig||207929||Peter Hamment||London Corinthian SC||1097||01:04:53||1|
|2||Full Rig||183492||Mathew Hill||Frensham Ponds SC||1097||01:04:56||2|
|3||Full Rig||181358||Adam Meekings||Maidenhead SC||1097||01:04:58||3|
|4||Full Rig||8||Clive Kitson||London Corinthian SC||1097||01:05:12||4|
|5||Radial||206466||Edward Brown||Broxbourne SC||1139||01:06:09||5|
|6||Full Rig||207956||Andy Oliver||London Corinthian SC||1097||01:06:12||6|
|7||Full Rig||200423||Stephan Meyen||London Corinthian SC||1097||01:06:13||7|
|8||Full Rig||207927||John Ayre||London Corinthian SC||1097||01:06:18||8|
|9||Radial||202543||Leila Moore||Docklands Sailing Centre||1139||01:06:37||9|
|10||Full Rig||207954||Andre Gareh||London Corinthian SC||1097||01:06:42||10|
|11||Full Rig||165220||Paolo Deluca||London Corinthian SC||1097||01:07:06||11|
|12||Full Rig||193464||Ben Cooper||London Corinthian SC||1097||01:07:16||12|
|13||Full Rig||86868||Graeme McCormack||Broxbourne SC||1097||01:07:20||13|
|14||Full Rig||209057||Warren Kendall||London Corinthian SC||1097||01:10:45||14|
|15||Radial||170473||Martine Clayson||London Corinthian SC||1139||01:11:19||15|
|16||Radial||26||Peter Hallett||London Corinthian SC||1139||DNF||17|
Last updated 15:25 on 22 February 2018