Final results posted
Can you believe it 20 weeks have past and what a great season we have had... so many tails to tell. From Jeremy dominating at the start of the season, our Commodore Mike joining in and showing us his skills (plus spectacular capsizes) to the quiet and deadly Mike Acaster who just plug away at the top each week and calmly moved up the leader board, whilst Richard was training hard to master his roll tacks.
BUT IN THE END THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE---------- 2014 BSC Laser personal handicap Champion is Mike Acaster congratulations
I have attached the Full Sailwave file attached and it should be available soon on the BSC web site.
As you can see below the Top of the leader board is divided by only a few points !!!.
Taking race 20 results into consideration Richard Baker and Michael Parker both sailed so well and consistently improved over the whole season, but I know that in the last race the wind dropped and Mike managed to get away leaving the battle at buoy 0... and well that was it....
Last year’s winner Giles was also so close with only one point in it between him and Simon, Giles nearly took glory again with his amazing start on the last race but unfortunately headed out to a patch of dead wind and it was all over!!! A real shame..
Robin Pitt had moments of glory with 5 top places but throughout the season also had some which he would rather me not mention... but it does show he’s got it...Jeremy was clearly in the driving seat but after his back injury had to slow down and all he could do was smile and wave!!! Our “SuperBoy” Mike found that we “Laser guys” make it look easy!! But it’s not... in the end he had a credible season and finish 3rd overall in the scratch with only 1.5 off Simon.
Gary Allcock finally had to smile as he not only finished 10th with 4 top positions he also managed to beat Robin in the last race!!!
John Ellis Rose was not far behind with a few great results and some that needed a digit removing!! he did manage to win in Race 16 though the week of buying us all a drink!!!! (did he?)
Emma Hancox in her 4.7 sailed really well but with the lighter airs not being kind, it was a case of not doing enough races to have the vital discard... anyhow she takes the first lady position...
Jim did a similar thing by just missing out, do to his discards but was getting stronger all season.
Ed Higson, what can we say... young blood that has great skill..... was in poll but needed to do more races... he has so much glassware anyhow!!! And more to come I’m sure!
Alastair also missed out do to discards but was very consistent when he came. Ian the dark horse... god knows how good he would be if he upgraded his laser!!!
Tony Cliff had a season of uphill improvement starting at the back end and ending with him never giving up and in the top slots of results. So as he practices over the winter he will be a force to be reckoned with next season chaps.
Debbie was our 2nd placed Lady but missed out do to discards, real shame as she came 1st 2nd and 3rd in the scratch races!!!
Brad won our youth “pain in the **** prize”!! seriously he has improved and with two 1st, 3rd and 6th which is a brilliant result. Just need to sail a Laser more often mate!!!
On to our 3rd place lady Katie who joined us for 6 sessions and had impressive results, as did Ann 4th place lady who really push Emma at the start of the series but because of change of job could not make Tuesdays.
Other sailors Tom Clarke, Steve Thomas, Nigel Hudson, Chris Thomas, Andrew Gill, Neil Boneham, and Dan Richardson all who joined in seemed to enjoy themselves.
NOW FOR THE BIG LAST NIGHT OF THE SEASON – Laser Prizing giving
Please make sure you are there I have a number of prizes to award
Remember that evening 9th September is also our Bottle race where we hope you will all invite your partners along and come and have a great evening racing and Curry and Beer at the club
As always any issues please feel free to let me know and I will be happy to amend.
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