There was a brisk SW wind of about 14-15 mph and Dave L set a first beat to 3, then 2, 5, 8, 7 and back though the start
There were 13 starters today and 9 of these were Lasers, although five of these were using radial rigs and Adrian was going the other way by using his Rooster rig!
First man away Chris H (Comet) had been caught by the end of the first lap by Ellen & Newton (RS200), Jess (Radial) and Mike & Sally (Leader) and these three held their position to the gun.
The finishing order was – 1st Ellen & Newton; 2nd Jess; 3rd Mike & Sally; 4th Karen; 5th Julian B; 6th Chris H
Everyone stayed on for the second race and Julian B (Devoti D-Zero) was first back through the line one minute ahead of Newton & Ellen (RS200) followed by the Lasers of Jon, Karen and Ralph. Adrian (Rooster) was next across the line in 6th place, some 30 seconds ahead of Mike Tr (Laser) and Jess (Radial). Then there was a slight gap back to Mike & Sally (Leader) and Rick (Laser) then bringing up the rear of the fleet were Mike A (Radial), Chris H (Comet) and Cecilia (Radial).
By the end of the second lap Julian and Newton & Ellen were still ahead, but Mike Tr had moved up four places to 3rd place with Ralph up one to 4th place and Adrian up one to 5th. Rick had passed Mike & Sally, but there were no other moves in the right direction!
Cecilia got going after a capsize but received the gun at the end of the lap.
By the end of the last lap the only change in the top six was Adrian passing Ralph to claim 4th place, Mike & Sally repassed Rick and that was the end of the day’s manoeuvres.
The order on the water was – 1st Julian B; 2nd Newton & Ellen; 3rd Mike Tr; 4th Adrian; 5th Ralph; 6th Karen
On corrected time the order becomes – 1st Newton & Ellen; 2nd Mike Tr; 3rd Julian B; 4th Ralph; 5th Jess; 6th Karen
Thanks to Dave L and the OOD Team of Ann L, John H, Nev and Pat G.