Frostbite 9 – 27th Jan – Racing Report

For those who are missing the race today, here is what happened last week…
 
The members at Reading Sailing Club never seem to be happy with the weather. Either it’s too cold or too windy.  So eight very brave sailors took to the water not knowing what was going to happen to the them. Only Adrian had his full rig, he was determined to not be out shone by the nasty wind.
 
The start was quite exciting, Dave Lomas was very pleased with his new sail.  Unfortunately I sensed it was going to get dirty and I think he did too. Yes almost on cue he capzised and even Paul in his Europe was having problems. He lost control of his boat but managed to regain it before he too dunked into the drink!
 
The starting horn went, straight away the sailors were having problems. When they managed to master the first mark, they had a very tricky leg downwind. The S.O.O.D. was having fun at the sailors’ expense, he was seen to have a grin on his face. A few of the sailors were inspecting the bottom of their boats, even Jon was seen to be doing a very good impression of a salmon jumping over his boat onto his daggered board.
 
Only 4 of the 8 managed to finish the race so they deserve to be mentioned on here.
 
1st – Jon ” the Salmon ”  Clay    2nd – Steve    3rd – Adrian       4th  –  Dave.
 
 

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