Spring Series 8 23rd April 2017

There was a light fickle wind this morning which kept dropping and rising (mostly dropping!).
Peter R set the first beat down to 4, then 9, 2, 5, 7 and back through the start.
There were 21 starters and the wind was sufficient for most of the early starters to be caught before the gun.
The leading positions at the gun were –
1st Jon – Laser; 2nd Newton & Ellen –RS200; 3rd Peter S – Byte CII; 4th Hugh – Laser;
5th Karen – Laser; 6thJames – Laser.
In the Classes, Adrian won the battle of the Vagos finishing 8th with Dean & Nick in 11th.
In the Solos Julian W was 12th with Chris A 15th and in the Radials Curtis was 16th with Sylvia 17th.
In the 4.7s Hadey was 18th and William was 20th. It was good to see Rhys out again in his Topper.
There were six absentees for the second race of the day, which may have been a wise move as it took most of the fleet nearly one hour to do one lap!
Karen and James got away well and finished 14 minutes ahead of 3rd placed Jon, who in turn finished some 8 minutes ahead of 4th placed Peter S.  After that it got very close with only one minute separating Chris A in 5th place and Rhys in 15th place. It must have been quite a task for the OOD Team recording the positions across the line !
The positions on the water were –
1st Karen – Laser; 2nd James – Laser; 3rd Jon – Laser; 4th Peter S – Byte CII; 5th Chris A – Solo;
6th Hadey – 4.7
On handicap Karen and James will keep their positions, but Rhys moves right up to 3rd with Jon 4th and Hadey and William moving up to 5th and 6th.
Thanks to Peter R and the OOD Team of Jerome C, Miranda M, David M and Ken P.

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