Spring Series 10 – 6th May 2018

Quite a pleasant morning, but there was only a light wind of about 6 mph and it was very shifty. Karen set the course as Xp, 5p, 9s, 2s, 3s and back through the start.

Pursuit Race
There were only 8 starters this morning, which was surprising considering the warm sunny weather. The order at the end of the first lap was pretty well the finishing order and it was only in the last 30 seconds that the lead changed when Newton & Ellen (RS200) overtook Chris H (Comet).
The final order was –
1st Newton & Ellen; 2nd; Chris H; 3rd Richard S; 4th Dave I; 5th Dave & Ann; 5th Rick; 7th Adrian; 8th Will & the Grandkids.

Handicap Race
Everyone started the second race with the addition of Steve S in his Solo.  The wind was now shifting all over the place and kept coming and going.

The leaders at the end of the first lap were Ellen & Newton (RS200) followed by Richard S (Laser) and Steve S (Solo). Rick (Laser) was 4th with Chris H (Comet) 5th and Dave & Ann (Leader) in 6th place with Dave I (Laser) 7th and Adrian (Vago) 8th with Will & the Grandkids (Enterprise) bringing up the rear (which is hardly surprising knowing the unpredictability of grandkids!)

On the second lap Steve S moved up to 2nd place and Dave I got past Dave & Ann to move up to 6th place. Will and his merry crew received the finish gun at the end of the lap.

On the last lap the first three kept their positions, but Dave & Ann moved up three places to 4th and Dave I got past Chris to move up to 5th. The final positions on the water were –
1st Ellen & Newton; 2nd Steve S; 3rd Richard S; 4th Dave & Ann; 5th Dave I; 6th Rick

On handicap Steve S will move up to 1st place with Ellen & Newton 2nd. Chris H moves up to 3rd with Dave & Ann still 4th, Richard S down to 5th and Dave I in 6th place.

Thanks to Karen and the OOD Team of Chris A, Chris M, Doug H and Stuart.