GP14 Race Results - Poole Yacht Club
1999 - Sunday Winter Series
Report by Graham Wallen
RACING A GP IN NOVEMBER
AND DECEMBER, MEANS JOINING THE HANDICAP FLEET.
SUNDAY WINTER HANDICAP SERIES 1999
Sunday December 19, 1999 saw the last race of the
Poole Y.C. Fast Handicap class Winter Series.
We mostly had 420's, GP14's and various RS400/600/800's lining up for the off. We had conditions varying from F1/2 up to F6/8 over the weeks, and I must confess to staying ashore/cruiser sailing on at least 2 of the windy days.
The main clash of handbags in the GP's has been between David & Barbara Brann (12889),Greg McLoughlin (9935) and me (12170).The honour of being first GP back over the finish line has been achieved by Dave and me, and well, Greg, he's getting there, but he must be realising that arriving at the club 10 minutes before kickoff (even if you do get straight out of bed into your wet suit) is not competitive.
As you know handicap racing is all about handicap
numbers & corrected times (and racing the boat, thanks for the
reminder, crew). We have had one boat with no published number and no
handicap fleet captain to do the sums. But by magic results have been
appearing on the board, about 4 weeks later.
Graham Wallen (GP14 12170).