This morning was cloudy and cooler than the preceding days with a NE wind of about 8 mph. Mark used a CB start towards the buoy line and about halfway between 4 and 5. The first mark was A down past 8 then 5, 9, 2 and back through the start.
There were 12 starters and the early boats away Ron/Mirror, Chris H/Comet and Aileen /Comet were leading at the end of the first lap. Chris K/Laser was up to 4th having caught and passed Dave & Ann/Leader.
At the gun Ron and Chris H were still in the lead, but Aileen had lost her 3rd place to Chris K. The final order was –
1st Ron/Mirror; 2nd Chris H/Comet; 3rd Chris K/Laser; 4th Richard S/Laser; 5th Darren/Laser; 6th Aileen/Comet.
For the second race, Mark replaced 2 with B (which was placed further into the lake).
Darren/Laser was first back across the line 10 seconds ahead of Mike T/Aero 9. Chris K/Laser was close behind Mike and Richard S/Laser was close behind Chris. Then there was a slight gap before the Comets of Chris H and Aileen crossed the line followed 40 seconds later by Dave & Ann/Leader in 7th place. The Radials of Nigel and Mike A were next across in 8th and 9th followed by Mike C/Solo and then the Mirrors of Ron and Jewels.
By the end of the second lap Mike T had taken the lead and further back Nigel and Mike A had passed Dave & Ann. There were no other changes in order.
On the third lap Chris K had taken over at the front and that was the only change in position. Ron and Jewels received the gun at the end of their third lap.
Mike T had a good last lap and at the finish took victory by one minute from Chris K. Dave & Ann and Mike C gained a place by passing Mike A. The final order was – 1st Mike T; 2nd Chris K; 3rd Darren; 4th Richard S; 5th Chris H; 6th Aileen
On corrected time this becomes – 1st Chris H; 2nd Chris K; 3rd Darren; 4th Richards S; 5th Aileen; 6th Mike T
Thanks to SOOD Mark Buckle and the race team of Alessandro Michea, Bill Coulter, Caroline Wood, Chris Smith and Matt Baxter.