Ripon Open and NE Traveller 1

Despite the questionable forecast, 6 boats were greeted to fine conditions and a strengthening wind from the NW. There was some excellent sailing on display throughout the day.

 In the first race Emma and Rachel Grayson from Beaver SC got off to a great start and created a commanding lead to take top spot in the first race followed by David and Daniel Coady from Derwent Res SC second and Henry and Jamie Rastrick from Ripon SC third.

In the second race it was all much closer, but again the Grayson came out on top with David and Daniel Coady second and Rob Dean from Beaver SC third.

Despite the fact that the Grayson had secured overall top spot, the third race was still just as thrilling to watch as Henry Rastrick tried to secure an overall second spot, having found a replacement crew due to illness.  Henry took a lead early and held on to it all the way though the race, but was pipped at the post by Emma and Rachel as a result of their superb spinnaker work up the last leg of the race.

Again there was some great sailing on display throughout the day with Emma and Rachel Grayson taking first prize, David and Daniel Coady second and Henry Rastrick and Alister Scott third.

Big thank you goes to the race officers, galley, Helen Grayson for the photos and everyone else who made the day so enjoyable. 

 

 

Overall Results

1st Emma and Rachel Grayson

2nd David and Dan Coady

3rd Henry and Jamie Rastrick

4th Rob Dean

5th  Tom Dean and Dominic Daniel

6th Norman Rolfe

 

Report by David Rastrick