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8 Oct 2013

Record breaking Laser Open!

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SHSC hosted what we can confidently predict to be the biggest club Laser Open meeting of the year (and the final event in the Laser Midalnds Series)...certainly in the Midlands and possibly in the whole country. A massive 63 boats turned out in fine sunshine and fair breeze for some fantastic racing run by Tim Gray and his team in the boats, and supported by great grub from Di and Nigel Pepperdine and their team in the galley. 
It was won by our own Gray Newton with Craig Williamson as runner up, and Ellie Craig winning first lady....in fact SHSC had 6 of the top 10, and 9 of the top 20! Overall 31 SHSC Lasers took part. Big thanks to Paul Williamson for promoting it on the Midlands circuit, and Aileen and Richard Barnett for futher promotion, organising and running the event. We did even notice a star studded fleet of Solo sailors joining in and not doing too shabbily! Well done SHSC!
 
And to gild the lily, Paul and Craig were 1st and 2nd in the overall Midland Laser Series with Rod Theaker finishing 7th. 
 
The full results are online: /results/2013/laser.htm. There is a report with the overall Midland Series results on the Yachts and Yachting website by Paul: http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/172691/Laser-Midland-Grand-Prix-Round-18.