Esther & Scarlett Win Restronguet Open

Thanks to Bam Bam Photography for taking the photos

With a steady southerly 12-17 knot breeze in Falmouth harbour, Restronguet sailing club's open meeting and Gul SW Traveller series was a success, with 2 traveling from Looe and the locals sailing, it lead to some great racing.

In race one Scarlett Shepherd & Harvey Martin sailing 70716 "The Bootle Bumtrinket" made the best start, but Martin Egan and Geroge Lenney in 69667 "Bold Forester" were first to the windward mark with Esther Bowdler & Scarlett Crago in 70537 "Complete & Utter Chaos" second with Scarlett & Harvey close behind.

However at the Gybe mark Esther & Scarlett went into the lead just ahead of Scarlett & Harvey with Martin & George 3rd and positions remained unchanged to the finish.

After lunch race 2 kicked off in a bit more breeze. Scarlett and Harvey won the start again however they were overtaken on the first beat by Esther & Scarlett to reach the windward mark and finish in first place. There was a close battle for third between Olly & Archie Hawkins in 70810 "Yolo" and Martin & George with Martin & George just managing hold on to 3rd.

The last race saw a change on the podium steps as Scarlett and Harvey lead the race from start to finish and blocked Esther and Scarlett from overtaking on the run to the finish, having to complete a 720 turn as the windward boat and coming second.

Results - 3 races, 2 to count

Place Helm & Crew Boat Club R1 R2 R3 Nett Total
1 Esther Bowdler & Scarlett
Crago
70537 - Complete & Utter Chaos Looe SC 1 1 (2) 4 2
2 Scarlett Shepherd & Harvey Martin 70716 - The Bootle Bumtrinket Restronguet SC (2) 2 1 5 3
3 Martin Egan & George Lenney 69667 - Bold Forester Restronguet SC (3) 3 3 9 6
4 Oliver & Archie Hawkins 70810 - Yolo Looe SC (4) 4 4 12 8

The current position in the Gul SW Travellers is

Place Helm & Crew Boat Club PZSC RSC LSC MBSC RPCYC Total
1 Esther Bowdler & Scarlett
Crago
70537 - Complete & Utter Chaos Looe SC 4 1       5
1 Scarlett Shepherd & Harvey Martin 70716 - The Bootle Bumtrinket Restronguet SC 3 2       5
3 Martin Egan & George Lenney 69667 - Bold Forester Restronguet SC 6 3       9
4 Oliver & Archie Hawkins 70810 - Yolo Looe SC 7 4       11

Special thanks to Restronguet Sailing Club for hosting the event and to Gul for sponsoring and supplying the prizes. The next South West Traveller & Mirror Open will be held at Looe sailing club on the 28th June with a strong fleet expected.

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