Summer Series 5 – 23rd June 2019
With a light E to NE wind James opted for a Tektona start with the firs mark A (near 8 but further out into the lake) then 5, 9, B (going towards 2) 4 and back through the start.
There were 17 starters this morning and early starter Ron (Mirror) was still leading at the end of the first lap with Chris H (Comet) in 2nd place, Sally & Mike C (Leader) 3rd, Will (Radial) 4th, Newton & Ellen (RS200) 6th and Mike A (Radial) 6th. At the gun the final order was –
1st Chris H; 2nd Newton & Ellen; 3rd Ron; 4th Sally & Mike C; 5th Will; 6th Jess (Laser)
Jess (Laser), Peter R (Enterprise), Dave P (National 12) and Paul H (Supernova) all decided to give the second race a miss, so the fleet was down to thirteen. James tweaked the course to A, 5, 9, X (on the buoy line down from 5), B, 3 and back through the start.
First back though the line was Karen (Laser) closely followed by Ellen & Newton (RS200) then there was quite a gap back to Jon (Laser) in 3rd place. He led a very close pack consisting of Mike C & Sally (Leader), Jamie H (Laser), Rick L (Laser), Chris A (Solo) and Jeremy (Laser). This group stayed pretty well together for the whole of the race exchanging pleasantries as they rounded the marks! Chris H (Comet) was next across the line in 8th place followed about a minute later by Will and Mike A in Radials, then Ron (Mirror) and Cecilia (Radial).
At the end of the second lap there was no change in the first three, but Rick was up two places to 4th (his holiday must have revitalised him) and Chris H was up four places to 5th. Chris A gained a place to move to 6th and Will did the same to move to 9th place. Everyone else maintained station or slipped back, probably more slipping back than staying put! Cecilia received the gun at the end of this lap.
On the last lap Ellen &Newton managed to get past Karen to cross the line in 1st place. Jon and Rick held their places, but Will gained four places and took 5th spot with Chris A hanging on to 6th. Jamie H regained a place to move to 7th and Mike A passed Jeremy.
The final positions on the water were –
1st Ellen & Newton; 2nd Karen; 3rd Jon; 4th Rick; 5th Will; 6th Chris A
On corrected time this should change to –
1st Ellen & Newton; 2nd Karen; 3rd Ron; 4th Chris H; 5th Will; 6th Chris A
Thanks to James and the OOD Team of Bea, Ferdinando, John H and Nev.