Spring Series 11 – 13th May 2018
With the wind from the West about 10 mph, David C set the first beat down to 4, then 2s, 3s, 9s, 1s and back through the start.
There were 12 starters including newcomer Mike Tr (Radial). Welcome to the fleet Mike and join the other Mikes who race. We’ll soon be able to hold our own “Mike” class race!
Ken (Laser) did not make the end of the first lap as he decided to retire and the positions at the end of the first lap were not much different from the positions at the gun, which were –
1st Newton & Ellen (RS200); 2nd Richard S (Laser); 3rd Chris H (Comet); 4th Karen (Laser); 5th Nev (Comet); 6th Mark (Laser)
As usual Dave I went for his early cup of tea and Ken had not changed his mind, so the fleet was down to 10 and the wind was also threatening to leave!
There were only two laps and the leading three on the first lap Ellen & Newton, Karen and Mark were still in those positions at the end of the second lap. Richard S who was 4th on the first lap was pushed down to 6th by Chris H and Peter S (Byte). Rick moved up to 7th and Mike Tr dropped from 5th to 8th with Nev (Comet) getting past Adrian (Vago) to move to 9th.
The final positions on the water were –
1st Ellen & Newton; 2nd Karen; 3rd Mark; 4th Chris H; 5th Peter S; 6th Richard S.
On handicap Ellen & Newton retain their 1st place , but Chris and Peter move up to 2nd and 3rd with Karen down to 4th and Mark to 5th with Mike Tr up to 6th.
Thanks to David C and the OOD Team of John W, Karen A, Mike N, Patrick C and Tim B.