It was slightly misty this morning and at the start of the first race the promised wind of a 5 mph SSW had not arrived! Mike A set a box course with the first mark as A (in line with 5, but further to the middle of the lake than 8), then 5, 6, 7 and back through the start.
In spite of the lack of wind there were 8 starters, but some of them did not make the line to start at their allotted time (particularly Ron!) It was slow going and only three boats actually made the end of the first lap, although the wind did improve slightly during the race. At the gun the positions were –
1st Mike T (Laser); 2nd Chris H (Comet), who was nearly caught by 3rd place James (Laser); 4th Adrian (Vago s/h); 5th Ron; 6th Dave & Ann (Leader) who just got their nose in front of 7th place Rhys (4.7); 8th Rick (Laser).
Encouraged by the slight increase in wind everyone started the second race and James was first back across the line not far ahead of Mike. Dave & Ann came through in 3rd place about a minute ahead of Chris H in 4th, who in turn was a minute ahead of Adrian in 5th. Then another minute elapsed before Ron crossed the line in 6th place with quite a gap back to Rhys and Rick.
On the second lap James managed to draw away slightly from Mike who was caught by Chris at the penultimate mark and Chris managed to keep the 2nd place to the line. Adrian passed Dave & Ann to take 4th across the line and Ron crossed a minute later in 6th place. Rhys decided to retire, but Rick kept going and earned himself a 7th place finish.
The order on the water was – 1st James; 2nd Chris; 3rd Mike; 4th Adrian; 5th Dave & Ann; 6th Ron; 7th Rick.
On corrected time this becomes – 1st Ron; 2nd Chris; 3rd James; 4th Mike; 5th Dave & Ann; 6th Adrian; 7th Rick.
Thanks to Mike A and the OOD Team of Bill J, Colin H, Gareth E, Jewels and Julian W.