The volunteers manning the finish at the final race in the Club’s summer handicap series on Wednesday 5 September really had their work cut out in handling the bumper field of 101 members and guests.
First home was Tony Hughes followed in second place by Jane Stephens. With only two or three outings over the season the maximum points earned for these two in Race 6 didn’t materially affect the placings at the top of the table where the Smiths claim the series titles.
At the season’s close Allison Smith led the women’s table with a 3-point lead over namesake Leisha Smith, who earned 2nd place with the bonus points from a Race 6 PB. Louise Myers and Gemma Ross were in joint 3rd place. Mark Smith topped the men’s table with a 22-point lead over 2nd placed Craig Slyde who was 5 points ahead of Martin Seeley-Davies in 3rd.
The 2018 handicap series proved to be the most popular ever with a total of 182 (131 members and 51 guests) taking part. Of these, 17 were ever present, managing an appearance at all 6 races. Bonus points for personal best handicap times were awarded on 29 occasions, including 10 in Race 6.