Well we lost another race last week to flooding, but it had receded enough to allow racing today.
There was a good 14-15 mph wind from the South and 15 starters set out for what turned out to be a four lap race. Peter R set the course, but unfortunately it was not recorded for posterity on the race sheet!
Simon (Blaze) was first back across the line about 30 seconds ahead of Ralph (Laser), who was just 10 seconds ahead of Jon in another Laser. Mark (Laser) was through in 4th place well clear of James (Laser), Adrian (Laser) and Dave & Ann (Leader) who all crossed the line together. Then another tight group consisting of Ken (Radial), Alistair (Laser) and Dean & Nick in the Vago crossed together.
Rhys in his 4.7 came along 30 seconds later and he was nearly a minute ahead of Chris H (Comet) and Mike C & Sally (Leader). Emily in another 4.7 was next through followed by Ron in his Mirror.
On the second lap there was no change in the leading three, but James had moved up to 4th and Dean & Nick to 5th, although they only crossed the line one second ahead of Adrian in 6th place.
Dave & Ann were steady in 7th and Alistair was up one to 8th and Mike C & Sally were up three places to 10th.
At the end of the third lap Simon still led, but Jon had moved up to 2nd ahead of Ralph. James was holding 4th and Mark had regained four places to move to 5th place. Dean & Nick were having a close battle with Dave & Ann crossing the line just 5 seconds ahead of them in 6th place. Mike C & Sally had moved up another place to 9th and Ken had regained a place to move to 10th. Ron had managed to catch Emily and crossed the line just 8 seconds ahead of her, both of these received the gun.
Simon crossed the finish line about three minutes ahead of Ralph who had regained 2nd place from Jon. There was a very close finish for 4th place with James crossing just two seconds ahead of Mark.
Adrian gained two places to move up to 6th by passing Dean & Nick and Dave & Ann, who were still locked together battling for 7th. Ken gained another place by passing Mike C & Sally to finish 9th and Rhys pipped Chris on the line by one second!
The order on the water was 1st Simon; 2nd Ralph; 3rd Jon; 4th James; 5th Mark; 6th Adrian
On corrected time the first three keep their positions, but Ron takes 4th with Dave & Ann up to 5th and Ken up to 6th.
Thanks to Peter R and the OOD Team of Mike N, Nev, Paul H, Sam and Will S.