Summer Series 8 – 21st July 2019
It was a fair wind this morning, 12-14 mph from the SW. Mark set the first mark as 5 then 9, 3, 2, 6, 7 and back through the start.
12 starters and at the end of the first lap the early starters were still ahead with Ron (Mirror) leading from Chris H (Comet), Dave & Ann (Leader), Sally & Mike (Leader) and Chris A (Solo) with the RS200s of Paul & Nev and Newton & Ellen chasing them.
At the gun the order was – 1st Simon (Blaze); 2nd Ron; 3rd Jon (Laser); 4th Chris H; 5th Dave & Ann (Leader) 6th Sally & Mike (Leader)
Everyone started the second race and Simon was first back through the line a minute ahead of Ellen & Newton, who were only just ahead of Jon in 3rd place, who in turn was closely followed by Paul & Nev and James (Laser). A minute later Chris A and Dave & Ann crossed the line together battling for 6th place. Then came Chris H and Rick (Laser) with only a second between them with Mike & Sally not far behind and bringing up the rear of the fleet were Alistair S (Laser) and Ron (Mirror).
At the end of the second lap Simon had increased his lead to three minutes and Jon and Paul & Nev had passed Ellen & Newton. James, Chris A and Dave & Ann had maintained station, but Rick had gained one place to move to 8th and Alistair two places up to 9th. Ron received the gun at the end of this lap.
At the finish Simon and Jon retained 1st and 2nd positions, but Ellen & Newton had regained third place. James claimed 4th spot from Paul & Nev. Rick gained another place by passing Dave & Ann to finish in his favourite position of 7th (well not actually his favourite – he would prefer 1st!). Chris H also regained a place by repassing Alistair.
The final order on the water was – 1st Simon; 2nd Jon; 3rd Ellen & Newton; 4th James; 5th Paul & Nev; 6th Chris A
On corrected time this becomes – 1st Simon; 2nd Jon; 3rd Ron; 4th Ellen & Newton; 5th James; 6th Chris H
Thanks to Mark and the OOD Team of Chris S, Loti, Richard C and Roland L