Rescheduled Massacre Pursuit won by Elizabeth Potter from West Kirby Sailing Club in a Devoti D Zero.

The first date for the Massacre had to be cancelled due to floods, then the re-run looked like it may have to be cancelled due to lack of wind.

But after a postponement of one and a half hours, the race did get under way, but with the pursuit format changed to a handicap race. It was difficult to predict corrected positions due the wide range of boats sailing, the slowest being a Solo (two laps) & the fastest a Formulae 18 Catamaran (four laps).

When all the numbers were crunched and average lap times calculated, first place went to Elizabeth Potter from West Kirby Sailing Club in a Devoti D Zero. In second place it was Miles Thomas from Bala SC in a Solo, then Julian Bridges & Kate Jones in a Flying Dutchman from Clwb Hwylio y Felin Heli.

Bala Massacre 2019 - photo © John Hunter

Bala Massacre 2019 – photo © John Hunter

Overall Results: Full timings at balasc.org.uk

PosHelmCrewClassSail NoClub
1Elizabeth PotterDEVOTI D ZERO187West Kirby
2Miles ThomasSOLO4342Bala SC
3Julian BridgesKate JonesFLYING DUTCHMAN380Clwb Hwylio y Felin Heli
4Paul AllenJude AllenFORMULA 18 CATAMARAN1825Bassenthwaite SC
5Martin WrightChris Wright5058780Bala SC
6Dan PartingtonWETA TRIMARAN631Bala SC
7John HickmanSHADOW X CATAMARAN75Bala SC
8Mike AllenA CLASSIC CATAMARAN (NON FOILS)96Bala SC
9Owen CoxA CLASSIC CATAMARAN (NON FOILS)72Bala SC
10Richard AllenDART 15 DX CATAMARAN1226Bala SC
11Jon WilliamsAlex RogersFLYING DUTCHMAN387Clwb Hwylio y Felin Heli
Bala Massacre 2019 - photo © John Hunter

Bala Massacre 2019 – photo © John Hunter