Mercers Park Handicap Open 1988

The first race was held in a S.W. wind, force 3-4, gushing 5 at the start, 4 Lasers were in the front of the fleet at the first mark, followed by Mirror 66503, helmed by Terry Hunt of Bough Beech. By the fourth lap, with the wind now 4- 5, he had moved up into second place, which he held to the finish and won by 58 seconds on corrected time.

The second race started with the wind 3-4 but, by the time the fleet finished the first lap, it had risen to 5, gushing up to 7. M 66503, Terry Hunt, with Amy Marpole as crew, held second place from the first mark to the end, giving him 3/4 points on corrected time.

The third race was abandoned, due to the high winds and the damage already suffered.

Overall results were:
1st, Terry Hunt & Amy Marpole (M 66503) — Bough Beech Sailing Club.
2nd, Oliver Brown (Laser 126468) — Mercers Park Sailing Club.

M. Barker, M 46209

Editors Note: This article is from Reflections No. 79 Winter 1988, page 10. It has been captured by OCR, so typos & errors are possible.