Regular Sailing Continues at GLYC

Regular sailing continues at GLYC this past Sunday. Thank you to Malcolm Osborne from GLYC for the report

After two weeks of no racing at George Lakes Yacht Club, sailing resumed last Sunday in a light south easter. Twelve boats sailed in the senior fleet and five Optimists sailed in the junior fleet. James Vonk was the winner of all three races in the junior fleet, but he was pushed hard by brother Sean in the first race, he was just one second ahead on the finish line. Sean was second in the other two races as well. Luke de Villiers gt ahead of Eurios Horne to get third place in race 1, but Eurios got the third places in the subsequent races.

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In the senior fleet, David Laing introduced first Britney Marques then Chris du Toit to the art of crewing on a Fireball, including learning how to use the trapeze and how to launch, gybe and recover the spinnaker – all during the racing. His performance in the racing suffered as a result, but Britney and Chris enjoyed the experience. The Laing Fireball was able to stay ahead of the fleet in the first race, pursued by Malcolm Osborne on Laser. He, in turn, had Tony Bowen on Laser Radial close behind. On handicap, it was Osborne in first place, with Bowen second and the Sonnet of Dave Jones in third place. In race two, the Fireball made a course error, allowing Osborne to claim line honours, clear ahead of the rest of the fleet and also getting the race win on handicap. The Jones Sonnet was second, with the Mirror of club president, Di Turner in third place. The Laing Fireball, with Chris du Toit as crew, was able to finish ahead in race 3, with Osborne second across the line and Bill Turner third. On handicap, it was Osborne in first place, with Jones second and Turner third.

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