Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series – Update

Travelling sailors take part in Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin

Congratulations to Simon Forbes and Richard Pepperdine, sailing away from the club at Hayling Island. Simon and Richard raced in Round 4, of the, Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series, over the weekend of 16/17 June. Simon crewing for P.Cullen in 15147 finished 6th overall with a best, 3rd place finish in Race 3. Richard crewing for Vince Horey in 15143, finished 16th overall with 6th placed finishes in Race 1 and 2.

Great racing over two full days

Day 1, thanks to some very gusty conditions it was decided to restrict sailing to the harbour. Even in the harbour, the wind  peaked at 27 knots, although most of the time it was a solid force 5. 

Day 2, moved out onto the bay where most of the fleet enjoyed great racing. Upwind, boats jumped off waves into the air so far that daylight was visible behind the centreboard. Sailing downwind high speeds in excess of 17 knots were recorded! The racing was intense; at the end of the day with second to fourth place separated by just one point the final race was hotly contested. Small shifts allowed for tactical gains and losses upwind and a battle for the podium positions continued to the final reach of the final race.

A very big thank you to Hayling Island Sailing Club for a great weekend both socially in the club and out on the water!

Please click here to read the full yachts and yachting report. 


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