HLSC GP14 & Phantom Open Meeting

Sunday 16th July

On Sunday, the Lake hosted an open event for GP14 and Phantom (single-handed) dinghies. Visitors came from Bolton, York and the North East for the GP14s, while the Phantom sailors mainly came from the Midlands.

On a blustery morning, racers were challenged by the shifty westerly wind , with an occasional capsize. After lunch the day improved.

The Phantoms fleet was dominated by Adam Froggatt from Chase SC who was the clear winner in all three races. Local sailor, Dave Smith, found conditions particularly difficult having encouraged visitors to come from far away.

Adam McGovern and Ellie Wheeldon were the GP14 winners, upholding local honour. They had very close racing with Mark and Tom Platt from Bolton, and Bryn Abendstern and Lewis Coppinger from Toddbrook. Mark Platt won the first race and unluckily capsized in the second one and then had to fend off the challenge of Bryn Abendstern in subsequent races.