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Emma Harris reports on the Lark racing in Pevensey Bay

Tuesday June 17th 2003, Author: Emma Harris, Location: United Kingdom
A fleet of 26 Larks were greeted by bright sunshine and steady southeasterly, force 2 at an event held jointly with the National 12s. As ever the racing was extremely close with five different race winners!

In race 1 Harry Pynn & Oliver Woolgar won out over Alan Krailing & Pauline Baker with Mathew White & Claire La Forge closing in quickly for 3rd.

Race 2 saw Richard & Jenny Bennett and Jon Fish & Gemma Thompson break away early on. They were joined in a tight battle up the second beat by Sarah Richards & Nigel Wakefied, rising through the fleet quickly. The Bennetts took line honours only to be adjudged OCS leaving Richards/Wakefield to take the win from Nigel Hufton & Chris Whitehouse with Krailing/Baker 3rd.

After Saturday night¹s disco the fleet arose bleary eyed to another scorcher with a light sea breeze filling in at around midday.

Race 3 saw Steve Dunn & Tegwyn Roberts breaking away early to build a comfortable lead which they held to the finish. In a close race with Richard Dowsett & Steph Calvin, White/La Forge went on to take 2nd.

Hufton/Whitehouse lead in race 4 but an incredibly close finish saw Krailing & Baker steal it on the line with Martin Gillam & Matt Griffiths 2nd and White/La Forge 3rd.

The final race saw Dowsett/Calvin building a comfortable lead from Richards/Wakefield. Krailing/Baker came through on the last beat for 3rd, which was enough for them to seal the event.

1st 2464 Alan Krailing & Pauline Baker 9pts
2nd 2288 Sarah Richards & Nigel Wakefield 14pts
3rd 2331 Richard Dowsett & Steph Calvin 18pts
4th 2065 Matt White & Clare La Forge 20pts
5th 2452 Harry Pynn & Oli Woolgar 21pts

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