Commodore’s Cup Race 8 – 2nd June 2021

With a light wind from the South, Mike T used a flagpole start with the first beat down to B then 9, 5, C and back through the start.

We had 13 starters tonight and it turned out to be a battle of the Solos for the race victory.

Newton was first back across the line followed closely by Mike C in another Solo then Chris H (Comet) in 3rd place.  Emily & Paul R sailing a RS200 was next just ahead of Aileen (Comet) and Mark B (Laser). Then there was a gap of over two minutes before Sally (Comet) crossed the line being chased by Rick and Nigel in Lasers. The two Oppies helmed by Pippa and Phoebe were next through with Edward (Topper) and Adrian B (Crescent) enjoying their own battle at the back of the fleet.

On the second lap Mike C took the lead from Newton (and held it to the finish), but there was no change with the following two boats, boats but Mark passed Aileen to move up to 5th and Rick passed Sally to move up to 7th (a bit of Comet bashing going on!). Further back Adrian had gained a place by passing Edward but then was finished after two laps.

The third lap saw Emily & Paul R and Mark passing Chris H to move up to 3rd and 4th and further back Nigel passed Sally to move to 8th. Pippa, Phoebe and Edward all received the gun at the end of the lap.

There was no change in the order of the leading seven boats on lap four, but Sally repassed Nigel and they and Rick who was just in front of them received the gun.

Last lap and the fleet was now down to six boats and it was an uneventful lap with no changes in position, so the final order on the water was – 1st Mike C; 2nd Newton; 3rd Emily & Paul R; 4th Mark; 5th Chris H; 6th Aileen.

On corrected time the order becomes – 1st Mike C; 2nd Newton; 3rd Chris H; 4th Aileen; 5th Mark; 6th Emily & Paul R.

Well sailed Mike C and he does have a limited number of signed photos available, but you will have to hurry if you want one!

Thanks to SOOD Mike T and the team of Chris B, Nick H and Nick J and Sam.