With a light West wind about 4-5 mph Dave I set a first beat to No 4, then 8P, 5S, 6S, 7S and back through the start.
There were 9 starters from RSC and 3 more from Paul R’s Aero training group.
First back through the start line were Newton & Ellen (RS200) who had pulled out a useful lead on Dave L and Mike A in Lasers, who were split by the first of the Aeros. Adrian (Vago) came through in 4th place closely accompanied by James in another Laser. Chris H (Comet) was 6th sandwiched by the other two Aeros. Further back, Rick in 7th and Alistair S in 8th (both in Lasers) were having a good battle and young Ben H (in the only Topper out today) followed them in 9th place and he was finished at the end of his first lap.
.At the end of the second and last lap Newton & Ellen had increased their lead and crossed the line in a clear 1st place with Dave L in a comfortable 2nd place (if you can be comfortable in a Laser in a light wind !). James had caught and passed both Adrian and Mike and rounded No 7 in 3rd place, but Mike spotted a slight wind shift and just pipped James across the line. Adrian finished in 5th place with Chris some way behind him in 6th and Alistair got the better of Rick to finish 7th.
On handicap the first two positions should be safe, but Chris could well leapfrog the three boats ahead of him.
Thanks to Dave I and the OOD Team Kate H, Richard M, Peter R and Mick G.