With a SW wind Dave I set the first beat to 4, then 2,3, 8, 6, 7 and back through the start.-
There were 22 starters, which was more than we have had for a few weeks and first back through the line were Newton & Ellen (RS200), followed by the Lasers of Jon, Richard S, Ken, and Ralph. Roland & Ryan (National 12) were next to cross the line just ahead of Adrian (Laser) and Peter R Enterprise).
Then there was another trio of Lasers, Sylvia, Rick and Hugh (making a visit back from Uni).Dean & Nick (Vago) were next along followed by a close group consisting of Peter S (Byte),Franz, James, Curtis and Alistair all in Lasers. Behind these Hadey and William in 4.7s were sandwiching Neville in his Leader and brining up the rear of the fleet were Chris (Comet) and Rhys (Topper).
By the end of the second lap Jon had taken the lead, Richard had moved up to 2nd and Roland & Ryan had gained three places to move up to 3rd. Ralph had passed Ken to take 4th and the other movers were Sylvia gaining a place to move to 8th, Hugh up to 10th, James and Curtis both up three places to 12th and 13th, Neville up two to 17th and Chris up two to 19th.
Rhys received the finish gun at the end of this lap.
At the end of the third and last lap Jon had retained his lead, but Newton & Ellen had regained three places to take 2nd pushing Richard down to 3rd. Ken gained a place to move up to 5th and Sylvia also moved up one to 7th. Dean & Nick had a good last lap moving up six places to 8th and Neville gained another two places to 15th and Chris moved up one place to 18th.
Final positions on the water were –
1st Jon; 2nd Newton & Ellen; 3rd Richard S; 4th Roland & Ryan; 5th Ken; 6th Ralph
The only change on handicap should be Ken leapfrogging Roland & Ryan
Thanks to Dave I and the OOD Team of Paul B, Roland L and Richard M