2014 K6 Northampton SC

A blustery April weekend greeted the K6 fleet for their first event of the year. A strong if rather shifty wind was blowing straight down the lake and allowed PRO Martyn Emberson to set a good windward – leeward race track in the main part of the lake.

Even with the full length of the lake and the downwind leg only taking a few minutes getting 45 minute races meant the fleet had to do 5 laps, so after three races each team had hoisted and dropped the spinnaker 15 times.

At the end of day one it was looking like a 3 boat race with Laurence & Luka Crispin , Will Gulliver & Peter Kirkby and the 3 crew team of Dave Hall, Sophie Holden & Huw Fawcett all winning a race and sharing the 2nds and 3rds. It was Lawrence & Luca who just edged ahead and took the lead into the second day.

With more wind and a bit of rain on day two the fleet fitted in between the club starts and completed 3 races. Laurence & Luca continued their winning ways but not without a strong challenge from Will and Peter who with their local knowledge appeared to get all the shifts and lifts right. The day finished in the same order as the end of the first day with Lawrence & Luca taking the top spot closely followed by Will & Peter.


Position

Sail Number

Crew

1st

159

Lawrence Crispin & Luka Crispin

2nd

216

Will Gulliver & Peter Kirby

3rd

220

Dave Hall, Sophie Holden & Huw Fawcett

4th

222

Neil Fulcher & Chris Dunn

5th

166

Fraser Elms & Georgie Elms