Course 5p 9s 4p Xp 6s S
It was a sunny and warm February day, which made up for the complete lack of wind. Suntan lotion was applied before setting out and 22 boats crossed the start line on their slow way up the lake towards five. Mark had to restart as he had managed to find a bit of wind to take him over the line too early.
The fleet were bunched up by the start line, but soon they started to spread out. Some sailors managed to find the breeze whereas others just floundered and drifted sideways, backwards, in circles and occasionally in the right direction.
There was confusion around bouy 9, which was reached by the main fleet as the wind slowed even more. Some drifted into others, and boats were going in all directions.
Mike managed to find some wind, but it caused him to drift into another boat, and the 720 slowed him down even more.
Adrian just stopped at X, and was helpless as he watched the fleet sail past.
The leaders were over the line in under an hour, and were allowed to finish rather than go around the course again.
John in his Topaz decided to turn his attention to sunbathing rather than sailing, and was soon right at the back of the fleet. He persevered, and was the last to get all the way around the course, close behind Hugh in his Topper.
Tracey and her crew gave up at Tektona, and drifted back to shore, pleased to have been out on the lake on such a lovely day.