Guildford formed nearly half of the entry of 12 from 5 clubs to race in light variable winds blowing diagonally across the lake towards the control area. Gaps in the trees on the opposite bank of the lake bent the wind and kept competitors on their toes to take advantage of the sometimes big changes.
During the briefing Race Officer, David Allinson presented Oliver with the 2019 GAMES prize for junior and also the second ‘Best Improver ’.
We sailed 15 races with the Guildford team winning 9 with Colin Goodman winning 5 and Dave Andrews 1. Roger started well with a win had some fine duels with Colin Goodman. Martin Crysell also won Race 6. Peter S was initially looking after Oliver, who was struggling to get the best out of his UPROAR. There was a really good lunch of chili provided by Chipstead radio sailors, which was very welcome in the cold conditions.
The afternoon racing was dominated by Peter with 5 wins, whilst Oliver was getting some guidance from Rob Vice and family. Racing in the last race was difficult as the wind gradually faded away.
The club also laid on tea and cakes at the end of the event, which again was very welcome. The prizewinners thanked the Chipstead radio sailors for putting on a really excellent event.
1st Colin Goodman, Chelmsford, GRUNGE 29
2nd Roger Stollery, Guildford, UP 32
3rd Dave Andrews, LMYC/MYSA, GRUNGE 47
4th Peter Stollery, Guildford, UP 53
5th David Adam, Three Rivers, QUARK 55
6th Martin Crysell, Guildford, PRIME NUMBER 58
7th Peter Crisp, Chipstead, STARKERS CUBED 81
8th William Grant, Chipstead, PARADOX 84
9th Oliver Stollery, Guildford, UPROAR 109
10th Graham Hetem, Datchet, QUARK 125
11th Peter Dunne, Guildford, STARKERS 125
12th Alf Reynolds, Chelmsford, ROCKET 144