Aslett takes slim lead after race two of Mercator Frostbite Series

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Keith Le Page in his Radial competing in the second Mercator Frostbite Series. Photo by Sam Field Photography

On a day that lived up to the name Frostbite, 12 boats took to the water last Sunday (20 January) to compete in race two of the Mercator sponsored series.

As sailors made their way to the course area set as windward leeward within Belgrave Bay; they were greeted by gentle sleet in the chilly light force two to three breeze.

At the start, on a tightly laid line, the bulk of the competing boats jockeyed for position at the committee boat end while Henrik Asplund and Steve Rickards got away well into clear airs at the pin end.  These positions were held until the windward mark rounding after which the faster asymmetric boats started to pull away.

In the full rig Lasers, Asplund, Darragh Lee and Dave Aslett maintained a close and constant battle for position while Keith Le Page and Sam Crosby in Radials pushed hard to challenge the faster Johanna Asplund.

Favoured by the course and lighter winds on handicap it was again a Laser day with first, second and third taken by Asplund Snr, Lee and Aslett.  After two races their series positions are reversed with only two points splitting the top three.

It was good to see three juniors new to Laser sailing braving the cold; Tom Lees, Phoebe Lewis and Ellie Guy battling it out in their 4.7s.  Lees claimed a victory in this class.

So far 17 boats have taken part in the two races; a testament to the hardiness of the Guernsey dinghy sailors.

Race 2 Results

Rank

Boat

Class

SailNo

HelmName

CrewName

PY

Elapsed

Laps

Corrected

Points

1 Bob LASER 175620 Henrik Asplund 1085 44.18 3 0.40.50 1.0
2 LASER 186718 Darragh Lee 1085 44.28 3 0.40.59 2.0
3 LASER 1 Dave Aslett 1085 45.08 3 0.41.36 3.0
4 LASER RADIAL 199438 J Asplund 1110 46.14 3 0.41.39 4.0
5 LASER RADIAL 184854 Keith Le Page 1110 47.46 3 0.43.02 5.0
6 LASER 4.7 178345 T Lees 1175 50.52 3 0.43.17 6.0
7 LASER RADIAL 199701 S Crosby 1110 48.22 3 0.43.34 7.0
8 LASER 4.7 203986 Phoebe Lewis 1175 52.02 3 0.44.17 8.0
9 Nose Job RS 400 1107 Allister Cleal Tony Newman 948 44.11 3 0.46.36 9.0
10 LASER 4.7 172844 Ellie Guy 1175 37.19 2 0.47.38 10.0
11 LASER 2000 2000 Steve Rickards Patrick Goddard 1090 52.23 3 0.48.03 11.0
12 Rita Skeeter RS 800 1198 Stuart Bloese Carol Bloese 820 41.20 3 0.50.24 12.0 

The series includes a total of seven races and the winner is determined by the amalgamation of points accumulated across each of the races against handicap.

The schedule for this year’s Mercator Frostbite Series each starting at 10 am is:

Race 1            Sunday 6 January
Race 2            Sunday 20 January
Race 3            Sunday 3 February
Race 4            Sunday 17 February
Race 5            Sunday 3 March
Race 6            Sunday 17 March
Race 7            Sunday 24 March

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