Commodore scoops Sundae Trophy

Post date: 19-Aug-2013 21:49:03

Racing took place at Lackford Lake on Sunday, 11th Aug, for the St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Associations’ ‘Sundae Trophy’ in a variable North Westerly breeze.The conditions obviously suited Carl Day and Alan Shaw (Enterprise), who led from the start in the first race to secure line and handicap honours from Ellis Blackmore (Laser) and Kieron Adams (Laser Radial).

In the second race, Blackmore had the best start and led for two laps before being caught by the Day/Shaw’s Enterprise and Adams’ Laser Radial, as the breeze went light at one of the turning marks. The Enterprise went on to notch up a second convincing line and handicap win, followed home by Blackmore’s Laser then Adams’ Laser Radial. This time Blackmore was not quite far enough ahead of Adams to hold his place on handicap and dropped to third once the results were calculated.

Neither Day/Shaw or Blackmore were able to sail in the third race, leaving Kieron Adams to take first place ahead of Tim Perry (Laser) and Graham Newton/Melanie Nichols (GP14). The win secured Adams the day trophy of tubs of icecream, which were rapidly devoured by all the competitors and spectators. However, the two further first places have put the Day/Shaw team into a strong position in the Late Summer points series with six races to go.

It is encouraging that with the influx of new members that there is now the potential to get twelve Lasers on the start line.