2023 Open Events
RC Laser TT
12th August 2023
Poole Park. Poole. BH14 8DX
13 Laser helms came to this event with 4 being from other than the host club. They were greeted by sunny conditions but a gusty SW to SSW wind. The wind picked up a fair chop which the few who tried the D rig had difficulty in cutting through the waves. For most of the time the fleet settled for the C rig and hoped to survive the occasional wipe out in the gusts. This did result in a fair bit of rudder waving in the air with the chance of totally rounding up ever present. The course was changed a couple of times due to the changing wind direction but made easy for the helms by using the same lettered buoys throughout.
Shaun Holbeche showed his mastery of the conditions from the start with 12 first places from the 21 races giving him 30 points overall. Lawrie Draper was the highest placed local, managing 5 first places and 41 points overall to finish second.
Within the rest of the fleet there were many changes of fortune. Surprisingly there were very few breakages and they were minor with only two helms suffering from electrical/radio problems.
Very tired sailors gathered for the prize giving when the organiser and catering staff were thanked by the visitors before they departed clutching their prizes for the day. Click here for full race results. Laser TT pictures & video from August 12 2023