Spring Series 5 – Race Report

Excuses were aplenty for the fifth race in the series.  Bob was suffering from a dickie stomach so took a chance to fix his boat, Tracey wasn’t up in time to start the race, but turned up to sticker her boats, and there was no sign at all of Monica or Mark. 
 
Still, there were 18 boats who braved the cold wind – much windier than forecast.  Dave P was feeling a bit delicate, so opted for a Radial rig but for the braver souls, there was a chance to make good use of spinnakers. 

There was excitement at buoy 1 when Adrian ditched the new Vago, and kept the rescue crew busy as they tried to pull his mast out of the mud.  Hugh managed to stay out in the front for an hour before being caught by the lasers. 
 
Steve started well but got tangled up with the 505 when he tried to lap it.  The Jolly Sailor couldn’t quite see the finish, but thinks it was Chris followed by David in his laser.
 
The race went on a bit longer than 90 minutes for some of the sailors as they didn’t hear the hooter and cruised around like spare parts at a wedding waiting for the comittee boat to give them their finishing place. Alas they never came. Perhaps the 505 is still out there !
 
Paul seems to have picked up a new skill from Pirates on Thursday – the photos clearly show him doing a bit of “stand up sailing”

Spring Series 5 – Race Report

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