Sunday and May bank holiday
Adrian and his team gave the 25 keen sailors an interesting course, starting form the shore and covering most of the lake.
Mick went off first in his Mirror, followed by Hugh in his byte, then a couple of solo’s, Monica in her Europe, Peter in his Ent and then the large Laser posse – last but not least came Steve and Lynne in the 505.
Everyone seemed to be having a good sail with Mick holding onto the lead for several laps before everyone started pouring through him, the Ent, the Byte, solos, Europe and some of the Lasers. Peter, once in the lead, won the race followed by Richard 2nd and Chris 3rd.
May Day Pennant.
What a different race this was – the lake looked like glass in glorious sunshine, posing a problem for Ken and his 2 helpers – good thing there was no wind as the 2 ‘no show’ OODs might have proved a problem – running races with only 3 OODs in strong winds is unsafe – naughty no shows…..lost some ‘brownie points’ there….
Ken set a good course, at the 3rd attempt as the wind kept coming and going from every direction, from Tektona, where the team could see all the marks – very safe for the 14 starters.
It was a real ‘pot luck’ race with little pockets of wind coming from every direction, changing positions constantly. Though Ian managed to pull away and won the race, while Monica had managed to keep up with several of the Lasers and was heard to say she thought she might have won on handicap….sadly, a few silent tears were shed, she only came 2nd….
While most had shorts on, Mark had opted for his dry suit….was he expecting a storm to blow up or just wanted to sweat off a few pounds during the hour long race?!!
Once over the finish line, he was seen to slip quietly into the water to cool off….a little over heated me thinks!!
Finishing positions 1st Ian, 2nd Monica and 3rd Mark.
The weather stayed glorious all day with loads of families and boats having fun on and off the water – the wind did fill in a bit for the afternoon – as per usual!!