Ken on Incantation stepped up to the mark by offering himself and yacht for this week’s Saturday dinghy races. Geraint OOD and Jane completed the motley crew.
Jim P, Mal on blue rib and Simon P and Nigel manned the safety boat and pin end mark respectively. The only complaint was the fact they all kept having hot drinks but gave funny looks to the competitors when asked for hot chocolate.
Anybody looking from the beach would have thought they were in Australia with Gareth P sailing up and down the line with AUS emblazoned on his squeaky clean new sail straight from the the Laser Masters Worlds, it won a race there.
- Hits: 1362
Race 5 Sunday 30th October
With light winds forecast from the SE a decision was made to run Course 7 with a posibility of shortening from Bolivar back round Clipera to the finish. Incantation in her last race this year was one of the four yachts entered. From the start Incantation got a good line on the IDM and was ahead with the two J's running closer towards the wall and Lily, cutting across from the marina, just astern and to windward of Incantation.
- Hits: 2002
Next Race this Saturday 29th October,
13:00 start 4 races back to back
Ken on Incantation saved the day by offering to be the committee boat for the OOD Geraint “Washie” Pritchard who had just flown back from Barcelona for the event.
Simon P offered to man the Pin end mark boat. Elfryn and Connor manned the safety boat.
The rest of the backroom boys and girls were made up of Jane, Mal, and Emma on the committee boat.
With the easterly wind F2-3 the course was set for 2 laps of the triangular course - Committee boat line beat to NE buoy, yellow Mackenzie buoy, back around committee boat twice. Mike Thorne somehow managed to pick up the protection 3 Foot buoy off the back of the committee boat and sailed down the line weaving between the boats screaming “trying to dump this” and dumped it in the pin end boat just before the start.
- Hits: 1395
Dinghy report October 9th 2016.
11 boats turned up to the first series of the year kindly sponsored by DC Evans.
Once they had found their boats in the long grass, and with Simon and Sue in the committee boat and Jim and Sarah in the safety boat, battle commenced.
5 Laser radials,4 Lasers full rigs, A Merlin Rocket and an RS Vario lined up at the start.
This was a triangle sausage to make it fair for the spinnaker boats. It took 34 mins for DC to win by almost a minute in front of John Burnell - just goes to prove sailing a Laser in Trearddur Bay over the summer pays.
- Hits: 1158
Dinghy report Saturday 15th October 2016.
15 boats turned up last Saturday a record for HSC.
4 Radial Lasers, 6 Lasers full rig ,1- 4.7 Laser rig helmed by cadet member Harri, an RS Vario, and 3 Oppies.
Ricardo Roberts blasted into the lead leaving the Radials wondering where his boat speed had come from. Then they Sussed it he had changed sails from last week and was on big boys full sail. The Dick of the Day Award went to Gareth P who rigged his boat for the first time this year only to find a mouse had eaten his sail, he quickly borrowed a sail only to make the race start to find out it had no battens in so had to retire to the beach to get some from his eaten sail.
- Hits: 1207
- Hits: 1154