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Apr 29, 2019 |
Juniors, Racing,  |

Crawley Mariners – Topper Open meeting 21st April 2019

Arriving at Hedgecourtlake at 8:20 I was surprised but pleased to find Alan Carlile, David Fisher and Harry Warnett preparing power boats and the galley being prepared by Alison Larkin and Lorraine Gatton. Terry Gatton was setting up ready to cook bacon butties. Not so pleasing was to see the mirror surface to the lake. There was little point in considering delaying racing as the forecast was for an uninspiring 6mph all day, better than the 4mph predicted the day before. As the morning progressed some ripples appeared and spirits lifted.

Feb 13, 2019 |
Racing,  |

Thirteen boats launched on a fairly windless Hedgecourt for the annual pursuit race. Race Officer, Dave Clark postponed the race briefly until a light westerly wind appeared...