Racing continues for West Riding sailors despite adverse weather

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SAILORS from West Riding Sailing Club certainly had the wind in their sails for the latest races in the club’s Summer Series.

Adverse weather at the club’s Wintersett Reservoir, which included light winds that continued to change direction, meant a tricky time for sailors on the water.

Sailors from the handicap fleet also battled the conditions to fight for the coveted Dadswell Salver.

Full results: Summer Series: Race 3: Lasers: 1 Tim Keighley, 2 Abi Morgan, 3 Neil Whittaker. Solos: 1 Howard Frear, 2 Tom Langfoed, 3 John Wadsworth. Handicap: 1 Dave Baxter, 2 Tony and Elly Short, 3 John Dyson and Alan Beecham.

Race 4: Lasers: 1 Tim Keighley, 2 Abi Morgan, 3 Dave Hunter. Solos: 1 Howard Frear, 2 Jonathan Gledhill, 3 John Wadsworth. Handicap: 1 Nick Turley, 2 Dave Baxter, 3 Mike Woodhead.

Race 5: Lasers: 1 Abi Morgan, 2 Neil Whittaker. Solos: 1 Howard Frear, 2 John Wadsworth, 3 Jonathan Gledhill. Handicap: 1 Dave Baxter, 2 Nick Turley, 3 John Dyson and Alan Beecham.

Handicap Dadswell Salver: 1 Dave Baxter, 2 Nick Turley, 3 John Dyson and Alan Beecham.

Wednesday evening race 3: 1 James Porter, Howard Frear, 3 Richard De Fleury.

See this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express for a full feature on West Riding Sailing Club.