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A short report from the PRACC series coordinator.

April 8, 2012

Hampton Court got the PRACC series for 2012 off to a great start. The event attracted 22 entries and competitors were welcomed to a glorious days sailing with light winds virtually down the length of the lake. Skippers were also treated to a day of wall to wall sunshine which was a valuable bonus, particularly at this time of year. The entry was split into two fleets and the seeding races were won by Peter Wiles and Chris Durant. Chris, I feel was showing off slightly as he had arranged to sell his boat at the end of the day to a member of Hampton Court so he felt obliged to demonstrate the boat’s speed to the new owner.

Darin Ballington appeared with his recently acquired SWORD but, in his own words, was still on the learning curve for this new boat and did not have one of his better days. David Munro sailed his new light weight boat (very badly!) and could certainly do better – a trip back to the drawing board perhaps.

The result at the end of the day was extremely close and, after 8 races with 2 discards only 1 point separated the first 3 boats. Dave Andrews with his SWORD managed to win on countback from Trevor Binks sailing a VENOM. Peter Wiles finished 3rd only a single point behind with his SWEET 9

All in all an enjoyable day was had by all and thanks must go to Colin Trower and Lawrie Bower the the race team for their efforts.

David Munro

(sorry for the delay in posting this David)

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