Activities in full swing at Lackford Lakes

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The season’s activities are now under full swing at the St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association at Lackford Lake.

Conditions were ideal last Sunday for the Greene King Can trophy.

In the first race, Chris Moore and his daughter Maddison, sailing a Wanderer, achieved fourth place in their first race, behind Carl Day and Alan Shaw, Jon Holmefjord and Mike Steele, who claimed the win.

In the second race, the Moores led off the line to the first mark, before being overhauled by Holmefjord and Steele, to leave the Moores settling for third.

In the third race, Steele and Holmefjord teamed up to sail SESCA’s Enterprise dinghy to add some competition to the four boat Enterprise fleet. After a close battle with several place changes, the Steele and Holmefjord partnership took first, just ahead of the Day and Shaw Enterprise with Geoff Morris in his Solo taking third.

Monday saw a lighter presence at the club, with only half a dozen boats on the water and just one race taking place. This was won by Steele sailing a Topper, with the Laser sailers: Gary Tompkins second, Abby Freeley third and Craig Brown fourth.

More than 60 guides from across East Anglia enjoyed the lake this week as part of the Get Wet Day in which they sailed dinghies, paddled kayaks and built rafts.

This weekend sees the club’s open weekend as part of the RYA’s Push The Boat Out initiative. Further details can be found at www.westsuffolk
sailing.org.uk/open-weekend