West Country Repairs Castle Cove 2000 Open
Published 10:40pm on 24 May 2023
Castle Cove ordered and delivered a perfect 6-12 knots of wind and wall to wall sunshine for the whole weekend. Eighteen 2000's turned up.
Race one got under way after the wind mark was laid for the second time. It was trying to be kind to our hiking legs and drifting down wind. Matt Sargent and Archie Munro-Price took an early lead until light weights Sam and Benjamin Pascoe plained down the second run to win race one with Pete Vincent and Kirsten Glenn coming through to second
Race 2 and the wind was gently dropping. Pete and Kirsten had a close battle with Sam and Benjamin until they gybed into the middle down the second run to let Matt and Archie though to second and Sam and Benjamin just winning race 2
After sailing the fleet enjoyed tea and the most amazing cake made by Julie Pascoe (who was also time keeper and expert bacon sandwich make in the morning) on the balcony. For the evening meal the local curry house supplied curry for the fleet.
Day 2 open with same wind even matching compass numbers to day one. Adrian Stell and Rob Stell flew up the first beat to lead at the top mark. Followed by Pete and Kirsten. Sam and Benjamin then flew down the run to take the lead. Pete and Kirsten also passed Adrian and Rod down the first run and that's how they stayed to the finish
Race 4 went much the same way as the other 3 races with Sam and Benjamin leading and Pete and Kirsten chasing hard.
Race 5. With Sam and Benjamin having the event wrapped up, Benjamin (age 6) decided it was his turn to helm. Pete and Kirsten had a narrow lead at mark one. Benjamin managed to drop inside Pete down the run. Maybe due to 50kg less in the back of the boat. Pete and Kristen passed Benjamin and Sam up the second beat with Matt and Archie closing up to the both of them. One lap later coming into the finish with Benjamin breathing down Pete back. Pete, with a big smile, bore away slightly leaving Benjamin to take the win
1st and 1st family Sam and Benjamin Pascoe
2nd Pete Vincent and Kirsten Glenn
3rd Matt Sargent and Archie Munro-Price
1st Silva fleet Rory Moppett and Sarah Sedona
1st bronze fleet Guy Boswell and Julie Boswell