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21 Sep 2013

Peter, Chloe, Jacob and Kamran do us proud at Barnt Green!

The usual motley crew of 3 became 4 for the Barnt Green Optimist (and Cadet/Mirror) Open as Peter Nugent joined Chloe, Jacob and Kamran. This was the last in the Midland Optimist Team Summer Series.
Conditions were chilly with a reasonable wind, and 3 races were achieved over the day. Most of the travellers (and some of the locals) were caught out by Barnt Green’s unusual ‘off the water’ approach to finishing. With a finish line nearly the width of the reservoir, they were frequently seen sailing parallel to the finish line as they were beating up the last windward leg rather than just sailing for the finish line. This was a costly mistake on some occasions. Some good sailing was seen throughout, both on the startline and the race course. Each of Staunton’s sailors had a spot where they were in 2nd place or higher, even if for only a short period of time.
Chloe finished in 1st place with 2 wins and a 3, mirrored by her brother Jacob in the regatta fleet with exactly the same results! Kamran finished 3rd and Peter 4th in the regatta fleet.
The overall Summer Series virtually matched the results of the day with Chloe 1st in the main fleet, Jacob 1st in the regatta fleet and Kamran 3rd in the regatta fleet.