Sunny Southerly Twilight
The Summer sunshine had seemed to come early for yesterday’s racing, with hot, sunny conditions for Wednesday’s racing.
The racing began with the final race of the Hearnes Heroes Series 2 Pursuit. the 12 boat fleet headed around a southerly course, giving a steady 12 knots of breeze. The late starters did a great job of cutting through the fleet but didn’t quite do enough to catch Anthony Garvey’s Thunder who crossed the line first, 3 and a half minutes ahead of Geoff Adam’s True Colours and Mark Burton skippering Redline. In a series riddled with abandonment’s due to the weather, series victory went to Pizazzz, Ted Masur and crew. He finished 6 points ahead of Geoff Adam’s True Colours and 8 points ahead of Phil Bedlington’s BKT Jamhu.
The sea breeze began to fill in later in the day ahead of the Brighton Land Rover Twilight series. By the time racing began there was an 18 knot South-Easterly breeze with not a cloud in sight.
In Race 6 of the Brighton Land Rover Twilight Fleet race, 5 boats headed around the standard Southerly Course 5 with Steven Fahey’s Cartouche taking line honours. The winner on corrected time however was David Prest’s Presto, 20 seconds ahead of Brian Slater on Redline and another minute ahead of Jack Hennessy’s Feral. After 6 races, Presto has retaken the series lead, ahead of Redline and Cartouche.
In the Pursuit race, 23 boats made it out on the race track. Conditions began to settle to a 14 knot Southerly. The early starters held off the back markers with the top 3 starting off 6 minutes or less. Peter Gebhardt’s Nimrod II took the victory ahead of Michael Wilson’s Invisible Touch and Nothing Too Serious owners Chris Arnold and Patrick Archer. In the series, Deffiance maintains it’s lead ahead of Nothing Too Serious and Red Rocks.
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