Reduced fleet at Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club allows juniors to shine

Francis Hansen was the winner of the Quba fleet and third overall.

Francis Hansen was the winner of the Quba fleet and third overall. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

A severely reduced field at Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club were still able to produce some good racing in the lively conditions.

With many of the regulars missing, the juniors especially had a chance to shine.

Freddie Potter survives a gust at Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club.

Freddie Potter survives a gust at Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

Francis Hansen was first of the Quba fleet with Nina Ferguson second followed by Freddie Potter, who survived several capsizes and gave newly-qualified safety boat driver Vicky Evans some rescue practice.

Charles Adams on Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club on his way to first overall.

Charles Adams on Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club on his way to first overall. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

After some very close racing in race one Charles Adams managed to beat Mike Caddy and he was able to pull clear from the start of race two to win again.

Mike Caddy second overall was second overall in the latest round of races at WGC Sailing Club.

Mike Caddy second overall was second overall in the latest round of races at WGC Sailing Club. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

Hansen was third overall.