2nd August Gillette Series Race 16

With a strong SSW wind of 13-15 mph and persistent drizzle, so not a particularly pleasant evening,  Chris A set the first beat to X, then 1s, 4s, 9p, 6s, 7s and back through the start.
Not surprisingly there were only 8 starters tonight and first back through the line was Newton in his Solo, just ahead of the four Lasers of Ellen, Hugh, Richard H and Rick. Although Sally & Stuart (Leader and the only double hander out tonight) did cross the line level with Rick and they were followed 20 seconds later by Alistair (Laser) and Paul H (Supernova).
By the end of the second lap Ellen and Hugh had both got past Newton and further back Alistair and Paul had got past Sally & Stuart.
On the third lap the first four boats maintained their positions, but Paul had passed Alistair and crossed the line level with Rick in 5th place. Sally & Stuart had also passed Alistair to regain a place.
No change in the first four boats on the final fourth lap, but Rick had just eased away from Paul and Alistair had regained the place he lost on the previous lap.
The final positions on the water were –
1st Ellen; 2nd Hugh; 3rd Newton; 4th Richard H; 5th Rick; 6th Paul H; 7th Alistair; 8th Sally & Stuart
On handicap Newton will take 1st place and Sally & Stuart will move up to 6th.
Thanks to Chris A and the OOD Team of Ian S, Karen and Dean.  

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