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Girton Sailing Club hosts annual open meeting, featuring 15 Supernovas



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Fifteen Supernovas came from as far apart as Winsford and Cotswold to make the trip to Girton Sailing Club for their annual open meeting.

Club officials said that weather conditions could not have been much better with a force two south-westerly breeze and hazy sunshine benefitting all sailors at the event.

Conditions for fantastic for sailors at the annual opening meet. Image supplied by Girton Sailing Club (58338371)
Conditions for fantastic for sailors at the annual opening meet. Image supplied by Girton Sailing Club (58338371)

Race one saw the fleet a little shy of the line and was started at the first attempt.

Gavin Young, of the Cotswold Sailing Club, was the first to show as the fleet branched out, closely followed by Ed Johnson and local solo ace Alan Bishop.

These three pulled progressively further and further away while battles were fought throughout the rest of the fleet.

Young took the gun with Bishop second and Johnson third.

A competitor enjoying his sailing. Image supplied by Girton Sailing Club (58338374)
A competitor enjoying his sailing. Image supplied by Girton Sailing Club (58338374)

Race two was started on a slightly different course, though still using the entire lake.

Gavin Young again led at the windward mark, this time with Alan Bishop in very close attendance and Ed Johnson and Jonti Mason also in the mix.

As the two leaders started to pull away Gavin Young was recalled for a work emergency and had to bow out of the racing. This left Bishop with a huge lead and the fleet squabbling for the places.

Johnson secured second with Dana Church, of Nottingham, assing Mason for third.

Race three again got away to a clean start and this time Johnson led at the windward mark with Mason second, Church third, and Bishop in a close fourth place.

The lake was turned into an action packed event. Image supplied by Girton Sailing Club (58338377)
The lake was turned into an action packed event. Image supplied by Girton Sailing Club (58338377)

For a short time, the wind dropped slightly and became more variable in its direction allowing Bishop into the lead with Johnson, Church, and Mason very close to each other making for a close race.

As the breeze stabilised Bishop led from Johnson, with Church on the charge and Mason falling slightly off the pace and this was to be the finishing order.

Alan Bishop and Ed Johnson,both representing Girton Sailing Club,came first and second with Dana Church, from Nottingham Sailing Club, third.

First in the Mk1 was Ady Davis.

It was a good day for the home sailing club with several Girton sailors featuring prominently in the placings.



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