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Sping Noggin, Sunday, March 22

Sping Noggin, Sunday, March 22

There was a great turnout of 13 boats, from tiny Mirrors sailed by the club’s keen youngsters, to high performance 49ers took to the water for the Spring Noggin handicap race held in light South-westerly winds. The wide variation in boat speed on the smaller course at the North end of the lake meant that the fastest boats completed four laps while the slowest did just two.

The winners when the handicaps were worked out were young sailors Robert Richardson and Sandy Simpson in a Mirror with 49er sailors Lester Noble and John McAfee second with another 49er raced by Matty and James Lyons third.

The Mirror sailors were congratulated at the prizegiving by Vice Commodore Rick Boyce, but because of their age, they won two UYC mugs, with the traditional whisky ‘Spring Noggins’ going to the 49ers.

And after the prizegiving, the conditions were so good that most of the sailors went back out on the water again, even though there was no second race.

The first four of the 12-race Tom Ball handicap series for dinghies and Tempests will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, with the first of the Denis Vernon Family series for cruisers on Saturday and two Cruiser point races on Sunday.

Below: Spring Noggin winners Robert Richardson, centre, and Sandy Simpson, left, with Vice Commodore Rick Boyce

Posted on 23 March 2015 (Archive on 20 April 2015)
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