Larks At Lymington

Lark Class Marketing - 01st July 2010

13 Larks descended on Royal Lymington for a weekend of glorious sunshine and sea breeze.

Saturday was sailed in 5-8 knots of wind with a strong Solent tide, on a Starboard-hand box-course to try and keep out of the worst of the tide.

Race 1 was won by Steve Hall/Simon Haighton, followed by Steve/Nicky Cumley and James Ward/Katie Haighton who were putting their recent weekends training to good use.

Race 2 was won this time by the Cumleys from Hall/Haighton, with Harry Pynn/Michael John Gifford in third place.

Race 3, sailed in a dying breeze was this time won by Emma Harris/Becky Priest from Hall/Haighton with Ross Kearney/Ally Dart putting their light wind expertise to good use in third.

Sunday dawned to glorious sunshine, and absolutely no wind leading to an hour postponement for the sea breeze to fill in. Once everyone had got to the start area, the breeze had built to about 10 knots. This time sailing against the tide, the fleet were sent round a Port hand box course. Race 4 was won by James Stewart/Katrina Gilbert who sailed off into the distance. Second was Nigel Hufton/Andy Douglas.

Race 5 and Holly Hewat/Ruth Johnson led round the windward mark followed by Hall/Haighton and Ward/Haighton. Only to find the rest of the fleet bearing down on them shouting that they had gone round the windward mark the wrong way. This left the race to Pynn/Gifford from Hufton/Douglas and Stewart/Gilbert Hall/Haighton worked hard to pull back from their earlier mistake to get to 4th.

Race 6 and Hall/Haighton just had to ensure Pynn/Gifford finished no more than 2 places in front of them to take the event. They did this in style, leading round the windward
mark and taking the race win, they were followed by the Cumleys, and Stewart/Gilbert. Pynn/Gifford finished in fifth, meaning they dropped to third overall, elevating the
Cumleys to second.

1st 2523 Steve Hall Simon Haughton 10.0
2nd 2496 Steve Cumley Nicola Cumley 16.0
3rd 2452 Harry Pynn Michael John Gifford 16.0
4th 2356 James Stewart Katrina Gilbert 20.0
5th 2311 Emma Harris Becky Priest 21.0
6th 2470 Nigel Hufton Andy Douglas 35.0 24.0
7th 2442 Ross Kearney Alison Dart 26.0
8th 2492 Eluned Jones Millie Parsons 34.0
9th 2422 James Ward Katie Haighton 37.0
10th 2347 Holly Hewat Ruth Johnson 40.0
11th 2330 Steve Chaten Charlotte Chaplin 46.0
12th 2509 Suzanne Archer Karen Jewkes 54.0
13th 2165 Chris Holliman Kate Hutchins 60.0