LDC2000 2021 Gray/ Forbes

LDC2000 & RS200 Open meeting at Staunton Harold Sailing Club – 8th May

Staunton Harold Sailing Club’s LDC2000/ RS200 Open meetings on 8th May – a thoroughly enjoyable day on the water.

LDC2000 Open

LDC2000 Open 2021On the day early heavy rain eased to give almost perfect sailing conditions. Race officer Alan Bennett set good windward leeward courses and provided a rapid turn around of races.
The first race was led by local team Gray and Forbes who built up a significant lead from the start.
The second race saw a competitive start and a number of place changes eventually resulting in a second bullet for Gray and Forbes.
Over lunch the wind built up slightly and the heavier team of Smith/ Barnet came in to their own only to be pipped at the finish line by Gray/ Forbes.
The final race saw a battle between Smith/Barnet and Meyer/ Beaumont eventually with Smith/ Barnet taking the line.

Final results

1st Tim Gray and Terry Forbes SHSC
2nd Nathan Smith and Richard Barnett SHSC
3rd Dirk Meyer and Ben Beaumont Hunts Sailing Club.
A good time was had by all.

RS200 Open

The RS200s made use of the great courses set by Alan Bennett OOD, fully utilising their kites. Jamie Barker and Hannah Jones, returned to Staunton after a break in sailing with a bang, taking a bullet in race one and just beating visiting duo Martin and Barbara Smith to the top spot. 
RS200 2021 Open Pepperdine/ ForbesBarker and Jones missed the top step of the podium in race two with Nigel Pepperdine and Simon Forbes taking the win, setting the theme for the day. 
Race 3 was again taken by Pepperdine and Forbes with Michael Gifford and Rachael Rhodes in hot pursuit. Race 4 became a family affair when Rich Pepperdine and Debi Gibson challenged the dominance of the Pepperdine/Forbes duo.  But Pepperdine senior showed the young contender who was boss, taking the victory.
Final Results
1st Nigel Pepperdine and Simon Forbes SHSC
2nd Jamie Barker and Hannah Jones SHSC
3rd Rich Pepperdine and Debi Gibson SHSC.
Thank you to our race and galley team for an excellent return to Open events at Staunton Harold Sailing Club. 

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