6th August Summer Series 9
With A WSW wind of about 10 mph Paul R set the first beat to 4, then 9s, 3p, Xp, 5s, 6s, 7s and back though the start.
There were 14 starters and Chris A (Solo) was first back through the line followed by Karen (Laser) then early starter Ron (Mirror). At the gun Karen was in 1st place with Chris A in 2nd and Ellen & Newton up to 3rd.
The top six were – 1st Karen (Laser); 2nd Chris A )Solo); 3rd Ellen & Newton (RS200); 4th Hugh (Laser); 5th Steve S (Solo); 6th Adrian (Rooster)
Adele and Sally decided not to sail the second race so the fleet was down to 12 boats and in the light wind the race was a two lapper.
First back through the line were Newton & Ellen (RS200), just 8 seconds ahead of Steve & Lyn (505 – nice to see the Galleon back on the water, as long as you are not in its wind shadow!) and in 3rd position was Karen(Laser) followed by Adrian (Rooster), Hugh (Laser), Steve S (Solo) and Gareth (Laser). 30 seconds later Nev crossed the line in his Comet with Chris A (Solo) close behind him), then there was a gap back to Jeremy (Laser) and Mike C & Sally (Wanderer – so she did do the second race but not in her Comet!) and bringing up te rear was Ron in his Mirror.
At the end of the second lap there was no change in the order of the first three boats, but Hugh, Steve and Gareth had all moved up one place and the only other cahge was Chris getting past Nev.
The final positions on the water were –
1st Newton & Ellen; 2nd Steve & Lynn P; 3rd Karen; 4th Hugh; 5th Steve S; 6th Gareth.
On handicap there should be quite a few changes with Newton & Ellen still in 1st place, but Nev should move up to 2nd place with Karen in 3rd, Steve S 4th, Chris A 5th and Hugh 6th.
Thanks to Paul R and the OOD Team of Jerry C, Gary W, Julian W and John W.