Gillette Series 14 – 13th July

With a fairly light wind there were 16 starters and it was good to see Monica back in her Europe.
First back through the line were Jessica and Karen in Lasers (the girls really are taking over – May, Merkel, Clinton?) The first man through the line was Mark (Laser) followed by the Solos of Newton and Julian W then Peter S (Byte II).  Luke came through in 7th just ahead of Hugh, both in Lasers. Then came the first double-hander with Sally & Stuart (Leader) just ahead of Monica (Europe) and Paul H in the only remaining Supernova, now that Ian has departed to the Cotswolds. Next through the line was Richard H (Laser) in front of Bob in the third of the Solos out tonight. At the rear of the fleet there was a trio  of double-handers with Dave & Ann (Leader), Paula & Angela (Comet Duo) and Chris & Carol (Sport 14).
The race lasted four laps and Jessica and Karen maintained their leading positions to finish 1st and 2nd,
behind them there was a good battle between Mark, Newton and Peter S for the next positions. There was another good scrap for 6th place with Hugh just taking it on the last lap from Julian and Luke.
The final positions on the water were-
1ST Jessica; 2nd Karen; 3rd Newton; 4th Peter S; 5th Mark; 6th Hugh
On handicap Julian should leapfrog Mark and Hugh to take 5th.
Thanks to SOOD Steve S and his team of Ellen, Jessica W and Andy K.

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