Laser Masters 2003 Northvaal Sailing Association
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On the morning of 23 August, 19 Laser sailors arrived at TCC to be greeted by glassy water without the slighest hint of a breeze. Eventually something vaguely resembling wind did pick up and the race officer managed to fit in two races.

The evening saw the usual festivities and forfeits (in the form of OBS) and a fantastic meal laid on by the galley crew of TCC

Sunday morning was pretty cold and showed some promise of wind. After a stunning breakfast (once again courtesy of TCC) the boats were rigged and the sailors took to the water. By this stage the wind was averaging 10 knots and peaking at 18 knots. Another 4 races were held, but with with the wind steadily increasing, several inexperienced and unfit sailors bailed.

Grant Caroline took overall honours and won the Appy Master class, while Gill Waiting took the trophy for the first Master. A new trophy, awarding for the most blatant 'rocking and rolling' was awarded to Phil Bennet - although several others did breath a sigh of relief when this award was announced. First Grand Master was John Samuel, while Glenn Whitney (the only Great Grand Master) put a lot of younger sailors to shame by coming in 12th overall. Click here for full results

Gill Waiting Grant Caroline Phil Bennet

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