Frostbite 7 – 20th January 2019
It was very different to last Sunday with a light ENE wind from 0 to 3 mph. James used a Tektona start with a first beat to X, then 4, 9, 1 and back through the start.
There were 10 starters and Newton (Solo) got away well and led by over two minutes by the end of the first lap. Chris H (Comet), Mike T (Laser), Dean & Nick (Vago) and Nev & Mike N (Leader) all came through very close together with Ralph Laser) about a minute behind them. Another minute elapsed before Alistair S Laser) crossed the line in 7th place and he was 30 seconds ahead of Sally & Mike C in the second Leader. About three minutes later Ron (Mirror) came through and he was well ahead of Emily in her Mirror (the only young sailor out today).
At the end of the second lap Newton was still leading, but Mike T had got past Chris and had made up some ground, well water actually! Nev & Mike N were now 4th just in front of Dean & Nick with Ralph steady in 6th place. Sally & Mike C had eased past Alistair to gain one place and Ron and Emily were bringing up the rear of the fleet. Emily received the finish gun at the end of the lap.
The only change in position on the last lap was Ralph moving up to 5th by passing Dean & Nick, although at the front Mike had got considerably closer to Newton but could not quite catch him.
The final order was –
1st Newton; 2nd Mike T; 3rd Chris H; 4th Nev & Mike N; 5th Ralph; 6th Dean & Nick
On corrected time Chris moves up to take 1st place with Newton down to 2nd and Nev & Mike up to 3rd. Mike T goes down to 4th with Ron up to 5th and Ralph 6th.
Thanks to James and the OOD Team of Bea and Will P and John H.