ILCA (Laser) Open 2024

Report from Sarah and Richard Mason, photos David Eberlin & Richard Mason.

A bright and sunny day kicked off the Open Meeting with 24 competitors arriving for a great day’s racing at Notts County. Racing got under way on time with the Race Officer Jamie Mawson providing good courses and race management all day.

Race 1 got under way in a gentle 8 – 10 mph SW with Craig

Williamson getting to the windward mark ahead of the fleet. Local legend Mick Tolliday coming in on port to then capsize at the first mark. The first ILCA 6 was Stephanie Gunn who capsized whilst going upwind. The first ILCA 4 was Georgia Riddell by quite a long margin. With all this happening, Nicholas Welbourn managed to pass Craig to take first place in the race. The fleet headed ashore to have a well-deserved lunch break.

After the break Race 2 got under way in much the same manner with Craig first to the windward mark followed by Nicholas and Joanathan Lyle in third place. The ILCA 4 and 6 being led by Georgia and Stephanie. Nicholas again pulled past Craig to take another first place.

Race 3 saw Nicholas get to the windward mark first with Craig

second and Chris Huffen third, who stayed in these positions to the end of the race.

Leaving overall results:
ILCA 7; 1st Nicholas Welbourne, 2nd Craig Williamson 3rd Jonathan Lye.
1st ILCA 6 Stephanie Gunn
1st ILCA 4 Georgia Riddell, 2nd Cillian Dyne, 3rd  Sarah Mason.

First Grand Master (Fifth overall) Simon Parker.

First Youth (Eighth overall) Charlie Munnery.


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