Ladies' Day

Post date: 03-Jun-2013 16:22:22

It was a beautiful day at Lackford Lake, on Sunday, for the St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association’s Ladies’ Day regatta. Disappointingly, only three helms competed for the trophy.Debs Steele, in her Byte CII, emerged victorious after three races from Vicky Forkes, crewed by her husband Guy, in their Lark with Fliss Elsom-Cooke taking third place in her Vareo.

Meanwhile, in the open class, a good battle emerged between the four competing Lasers. Mike Steele and Commodore Kieron Adams had a very close contest in the first race, with Mike Steele and Mike Senior leading the pairings in the second. In the overall placings, Mike Steele won with Carl Day and Alan Shaw putting in a consistent series in their Enterprise to claim second and Kieron Adams finishing third. Mention should be made of Sam Doye, who was racing a Club Topper for the first time and put up a spirited performance, finishing all three races.

After racing, the competitors were rewarded with afternoon cream teas in the sunshine.

Next Sunday sees a continuation of the Summer Series followed by Culford School sailing on Monday evening; WASH Sailability sailing on Tuesday; Young People Afloat sailing on Wednesday evening and a Club pursuit race on Thursday evening.