Senior House Sailing
Victory for Gibbards in breezy conditions at Grafham Water.
Congratulations to Gibbards, winners of our Senior House sailing competition which took place in breezy conditions on Wednesday 6 October. Three races were completed, each one consisting of two laps around a triangle course. Racing was close, with the difference generally coming down to a few minor mistakes.
Gibbards got off to a good start, winning the first two races, however Rob and Sam had a lot of work to do in the third race having received a penalty just before the start. Meanwhile, Balyes had a poor start in the first race, but recovered to second; getting into their stride, Owen and Henry then scored another second place and a win in the third race. Early signs showed that these were the two boats to watch!
Owens (Lloyd and Benny) and Dawsons (Jack and Milton, defending champions) were in a close battle for third and fourth place overall, at times they were very close to the Gibbards and Balyes boats but were hampered by making a few more mistakes than the others. Dawsons eventually secured a second place in the last race which would work in their favour.
Two tie breaks were resolved after a little head-scratching and consulting the World Sailing rule book. Well done to all the sailors, it was a thrilling match to watch!
Senior House Sailing Results
- 1st Gibbards 1,1,3 = 5 points
- 2nd Balyes 2,2,1 = 5
- 3rd Dawsons 4,4,2 = 10
- 4th Owens 3,3,4 = 10