Warsash Spring Series Kicks Off…..Jerry Hill is on form
An extract form the Warsash Spring Series Report:
The Warsash Spring Series lived up to its name on Sunday 12th March, when the first day’s racing was held. Early risers may have been greeted by the sound of foghorns and a fine if persistent drizzle but as some 1,000 sailors made their way to the sailing area, conditions steadily improved.
The fog lifted and the sun appeared. The breeze however was very light at times. On the Black Group committee boat, stationed on the Ryde Middle bank, the race officers were pleased that the forecast veer from south to north-west happened early. A short postponement of 30 minutes enabled the wind to steady and satisfactory courses could be set. Initially these included a cascade of windward/leeward legs finishing off Lee Point.
2011 is a special year for the SB3s with the World Championships being held in Torbay in the summer and the strong Solent fleet uses the Spring Series as a warm-up event. In the three races, current World Champion Jerry Hill recorded a 1,2,1 scoreline to hold a two point lead over his ex-crew Joe Llewellyn with class newcomers Tom and Richard Clay third in their first event. With 21 more races scheduled there could be plenty of place changes before the silverware is handed out.
The Warsash Spring Series continues on Sunday 20th March 2011 and new entries are welcome via the event website.
Day 1 Results:
Race 1: 3 Sad Old Blokes (Jerry Hill),
Race 2: GBR3082 (Joe Llewellyn),
Race 3: 3 Sad Old Blokes (Jerry Hill)