Trio cel­e­brate tri­umph on Lake

Rochdale Observer - - FAITH NEWS SCHOOL NEWS -

THERE were three dif­fer­ent race win­ners at Holling­worth Lake on Sun­day.

With close com­pe­ti­tion in the Mer­lin Rock­ets, who were tun­ing up for their Felucca Tro­phy week­end, Steve Crook and Sally Tow­nend were able to hold off the oth­ers to win the first race. Gusts blow­ing across the Lake were stronger than ex­pected and vari­able in di­rec­tion. Ju­lian and Evan Parry were run­ners up, with Les Bithell and Emma Turner in third place.

Com­modore Andy Carter joined in the rac­ing for the next race and, with his past ex­pe­ri­ence in Top­pers, won. This time Steve Crook was run­ner up with Tom Daniel and Kevin Parry in a GP14 tak­ing third place.

With the wind eas­ing off for the last race, Tom Daniel and Kevin Parry found their way suc­cess­fully to win the race, ahead of Ju­lian and Evan Parry with Steve Crook tak­ing third place this time, for some very close over­all points on the day.

Over the week­end, three of the Club’s Ju­nior sailors were at Ull­swa­ter for the RYA North­ern Ju­nior Sail­ing Cham­pi­onships. In a fleet of 33 Top­pers and con­di­tions vary­ing from strong breezes to lighter winds on such a large lake, Daisy Fisher did very well in 10th place, Hec­tor Droun­gas came 17th and Ja­cob Din was 24th.

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