Frostbite 1 – 27 November

27 November 2016 –  Frost Bite 1
It was not a bad morning for the end of November with a NE wind about 10 mph. Mike A used an Island Start with a first beat down to X (approximately in line with No 8 but further into the middle of the lake) then 5p, 2s, 3s, 4s and back through the start line.
There were 15 starters and David C (Laser) led for most of the first lap, but them missed No 4 and had to turn round and go back. This let Newton & Ellen (RS200) through into the lead followed closely by Karen (Laser) then Mark (Laser) and Paul R (Aero 7). Next came a line of Lasers led by Richard S followed by James, Jon, Ralph and Dave L. Then there was a slight gap back to Chris H (Comet), Nev & Sally (Leader), Dave I, Adrian and David C all in Lasers and finally Hadey (4.7).
By the end of the 2nd lap the two leading boats had not changed position but Paul moved up one place to 3rd. Jon had gained two places to move up to 5th with Ralph moving up a place to 7th and David C had made up four places to 10th.
After three laps Newton & Ellen still led, but Paul was now up to 2nd pushing Karen down to 3rd. James had gained two places to move up to 4th and further back Nev & Sally, Dave I and Adrian all moved up a place.
At the end of the fourth and last lap Paul crossed the line in 1st place just ahead of Newton & Ellen. Jon had managed to get past James to take 4th place and Richard S moved up a place to 7th. Nev & Sally  inadvertently found reverse gear letting Dave I, Chris H and Adrian slip past them.
The final positions on the water were –
1st Paul R; 2nd Newton & Ellen; 3rd Karen; 4th Jon; 5th James; 6th Mark
On handicap Newton &Ellen will take the victory with Paul pushed down to 2nd place, Karen still 3rd, but Chris H will move up to 4th.
Thanks to Mike A and the OOD Team of Clare D, Richard M and Gordon P and also to Bob W and Rick L who stepped in to help. Thanks also to whoever made the very welcome cups of tea for the OOD team and those who manned the Soup Kitchen (Sally and Ann L were definitely involved but there may be others -so thanks to anyone who helped out) 

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