2012 K6 Inlands at Carsington SC.

A hardy group of K6 sailors made the trip to Carsington Reservoir in the Derbyshire dales for the last event of the year. They were greeted by a grey day and a flat calm. Racing was postponed for an hour after which the fleet decided to go afloat anyway and see what happened. After a drift to the start line, the sun broke through and with a few dark clouds the wind kicked in. In the end 3 great races were held with the fleet arriving back on the shore completely amazed that it had come good. The local team of Stephen Blake & David Lucas started the event with a bang taking the first race win, however the next 2 races were taken by Dave Hall & Martin Fidgeon after close fought battles with Blake & Lucus. The guest team of Tim Rush & Scott Derham showed a steady improvement through the day to pull off a second in the last race of the day behind Hall & Fidgeon and in front of Blake & Lucas.

Sundays forecast was not particular good and with a 10am start the talk was to expect more waiting. However, in spite of fog in the valleys the lake was clear and the sun was shining with a good breeze covering the lake. Hall & Fidgeon carried on as they left off winning the first race of the day. After the previous day of mishaps Neil Harris & Gary Phare finally got it together to get a second place in the first race and a third in the second. Hall & Fidgeon didn’t have it all their own way in the second race of the day and had to fight to get through the fleet, in the end they just got past Blake and Lucas to take their 4th win. The last race of the weekend was almost a carbon copy of the earlier ones with Hall & Fidgeon taking an early lead which they held to the finish. Chris Hulme & Sue Shaw had their best result with a 3rd managing to get around the race track with no incidents. A great weekend was had by all, with efficient race management in the light to medium shifty conditions and of course exceptional food from the galley.


Sail Number

Helm

Crew

Club

Saturday 13-10-2012
Sunday 14-10-2012

Points

Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
Race 6

220

David Hall

Martin Fidgeon

Thorpe Bay YC

2

1

1

1

1

1

5

112

Stephen Blake

David Lucas

Carsington SC

1

2

4

3

2

2

10

146

Tim Rush

Scott Derham

Notting SC

6

3

2

7

4

4

19

165

Chris Hulme

Sue Shaw

Carsington SC

4

4

7

4

6

3

21

150

Chris Chatterton

Alan Castleton

Carsington SC

3

5

3

5

7

6

22

200

Neil Harris

Gary Phare

Royal Torbay YC

(DNF) 8

6

6

2

3

DNF (9)

25

205

Howard Garner

Paul Gostello

Carsington SC

5

7

5

6

5

5

26

127

Paul Forrest

Rob Millar

Carsington SC

DNC (9)

DNC (9)

DNC (9)

8

8

8

42