Summer Series 11 – 11th August 2019
There was quite a strong wind this morning about 16 mph from the SW. Paul R set the first mark as A then B, 9, 5, 6, 7 and back through the start.
There were 11 out today and early starters Rhys and Will were still leading at the end of the first lap with Jon in 3rd, Karen 4th, Newton & Ellen 5th and James 6th. At the gun Julian B had come through to take the victory with the final order as –
1st Julian B -D Zero; 2nd Jon – Laser; 3rd Will – Radial (but flying a 4.7 rig); then three boats which could not be split Rhys – 4.7, Newton & Ellen – RS200, Karen – Laser
Everyone stayed out for the second race and Julian B was first back across the line with Ellen & Newton 30 seconds later in 2nd place. The fleet behind them was tightly packed with everyone within one minute from 3rd to 11th. The Lasers of Jon and Karen were 3rd and 4th, then 10 seconds later Rhys came through in 5th place just two seconds ahead of the old man James (Laser). Jamie in another Laser crossed in 7th just ahead of Adrian (Rooster) and behind him Ralph and Rick both in Lasers crossed the line together with Will just six seconds further back.
On the second lap Jon passed Ellen & Newton to move up to 2nd place with Karen still 4th, but Jamie, Adrian and Ralph all gained two places to move to 5th, 6th and 7th respectively. Behind them Will gained three places to move up to 8th and the losers in this shuffle were James and Rhys. Rick brought up the rear of the fleet in 11th place.
At the end of the second lap Ellen & Newton were back up to 2nd and Karen up to 3rd courtesy of a capsize by Jon, who nevertheless had recovered well to cross in 4th place. Ralph gained another two places to move up to 5th with Adrian holding 6th and James making up two places to move to 7th. Rick gained a place by passing Rhys.
The fourth lap was the last and Julian had increased his lead at the front to three minutes with no change in the order of the next six boats. Further back Rick had passed Will and Jamie to move to 8th.
The final order on the water was -1st Julian; 2nd Ellen & Newton; 3rd Karen; 4th Jon; 5th Ralph; 6th Adrian.
On corrected time the only change is Rhys taking 6th place.
Thanks to Paul R and the OOD Team of Alistair S, Amanda, Barbara M, Issy, Leon, Nev, Richard M and Roland L.