22 June – Summer Series – Race 3
A beautiful sunny morning, but not a lot of wind saw 17 boats set out from Tektona.
Dave Portus and team decided to make use of X and a white buoy (well actually a dirty old grey buoy!) to try and find marks that has some wind around them.
It was a case of “Here come the girls” with Monica and Karen showing the boys (some very old boys) how to do it. They both got great starts and Monica just led at the end of the first lap with Mike Caton trying to stay with them in third place. Karen managed to get past Monica on the second lap, but they both left the rest of the fleet standing, finishing in first and second place.
Adrian Frost moved up to third in his Vago and with his spinnaker flying he was clearly faster than anyone else downwind. A little further back there was the usual gaggle of Lasers with John Windass, James Primrose, Phil Andrews, Dave Isaacs, Eddie Bennet and Mike A swapping places in the fickle wind.
Heidi Lines graduating from Pico to Laser and flying the smallest sail (4.7) in the pack managed to stay with the rest of the fleet, well done Heidi.
It was good to see Steve Poulter back with Titanic; we have been missing the wind shadow!
However it really was Ladies Day at RSC with Karen and Monica spanking the boys and taking a very easy first and second.