Gillette Series 18 – 14th August 2019
Another good wind tonight about 13 mph from the SW although it did drop off towards the end of the race. Curtis used A for the firs mark (just further down the lake than Tektona) then 8, 1, B (middle of the lake down from 5), 5, 6, 7 and back through the start.
There was a light mizzle at the start of the race, which was quite refreshing, but unfortunately this turned into a heavy drizzle as the wind dropped.
Ellen (Laser) was first back through the line followed by Karen (Laser) Newton (Solo) and Richard H (Laser). About two minutes later Hugh (Laser) came through in 5th place with a slight gap back to Dean & Nick (Vago) in 6th and right behind them were Dave & Ann (Leader) not far ahead of Ralph (Laser) and Mike A (Lightning). Then 30 seconds later Alicia (Radial) crossed in 10th place chased by Jeremy (Laser) followed by Rhys (4.7) and Paul H (Supernova). Next to come along was Hadey in her Radial (good to see you back Hadey, it’s been quiet on the lake without you!) and finally MH in a Topper who received the gun at the end of the lap.
At the end of the second (and last) lap there was no change in the order of the first six boats, but Ralph had passed Dave & Ann to take 7th place. Alicia retired and Paul H and Hadey both managed to get past Rhys.
The final order on the water was – 1st Ellen ;2nd Karen; 3rd Newton; 4th Richard H; 5th Hugh; 6th Dean & Nick
On corrected time this becomes – 1st Newton; 2nd Ellen; 3rd Karen; 4th Richard H; 5th Hugh; 6th Ralph
Thanks to Curtis and the OOD Team of Cliff P, Chris S, Gareth E and Sophie