Frensham Five 2010 Race 5

Nigel Hufton - 23rd February 2010

Races 5 of the 2010 Frensham 5 took place on 21 February

Once again, the freezing conditions had turned the water solid. However, some hard work with the Ice Breaking Powerboat by the race crew meant that sailing could be held. A classic downwind start saw Mark Ampleford & Alex Jackson start with their kite filled, but sadly having to return for being over the line. Chris Ellis & Oliver Fitzgerald led at the first mark, but Nigel Hufton & Andy Douglas slipped inside them at the first windward mark and held the lead to the end, followed by Ampleford/Jackson.

With only one race sailed due to the late start, this means the series has reached the half-way point, with Chris Ellis leading the series from 10 entries so far. However, with Race 6 due to be re-sailed (Watch forum for date), this means that anyone can still join in the series and achieve the 5 results needed to qualify all lark sailors welcome! Races 7&8 will be on 28th February (Starts 1215 & 1410)

1st 2470 Nigel Hufton & Andy Douglas
2nd 2502 Mark Ampleford & Alex Jackson
3rd 2469 Chris Ellis & Oliver Fitzgerald
4th 2492 Eluned Jones & Millie Parsons
5th 2422 James Ward & Kate Hutchins