It was snowing quite heavily this morning with a light wind about 7 mph from the NE. Peter S set a short course with a start line from No 8 with the pin towards No 6, then X, 5, 4 and back though the start.
There were 7 starters, which was actually one more than last week and was surprising given the snow, although the snow did turn to heavy drizzle just after the start which was a great improvement!!
Newton (Solo) was first back through the line followed closely by Mark (Laser), Chris H (Comet) and Ellen (Laser), then there was a gap back to Rick (Laser), Mike A (Lightning) and Nick & Dean (Vago).
On the second lap there was no change in position for the first four boats, but Nick & Dean had gained two places crossing the line just ahead of Mike and Rick.
At the end of the third lap Newton and Mark were still ahead, but Ellen had moved up to 3rd with Rick up to 4th pushing Chris down to 5th and Nick & Dean had passed Mike to move up to 6th.
The only change on the fourth lap was Mike repassing Nick & Dean.
At the end of the fifth and last lap Newton crossed the line in 1st place and the only other change in position was Ellen crossing just ahead of Mark to take 2nd place.
The final positions on the water were –
1st Newton; 2nd Ellen; 3rd Mark; 4th Rick; 5th Chris H; 6th Mike A; 7th Nick & Dean
On handicap Newton will keep his 1st place, but Chris H will move up to 2nd pushing Ellen down to 3rd and Mark to 4th . Mike A should leapfrog Rick to take 5th spot.
Thanks to Peter S and the OOD Team of Ferdinando, James T, Gary W and Richard M, who had some pretty horrible weather to sit out in. Thanks also to Ann & Dave Lomas for laying on the soup and rolls.