Gillette Series 2 – 15th June 2022

As for last week another WSW wind, but not quite as strong at about 11 mph. SOOD Mark set a course of A, 9, 5, 7 and back through the start.

There were 14 starters and welcome to Nathan in his GP14.  First back across the line was Karen/Laser well ahead of Rick & Steve/RS200, who were pleased to be leading the other RS200 of Newton & Hattie! In between these in 3rd place was Mike T out in a Comet again! Roland/Solo was in 5th just ahead of Darren/Laser and Dave & Ann/Leader. Alessandro/Aero 9 was next along then Nigel, Jeremy and Paul H all in Lasers ahead of Sally/Comet, Nathan/GP14 and Chris & Carol/420.  

Lap 2

No change in the first two, but Darren was up to 3rd place. Other movers up the board were Alessandro, Nigel and Paul H all up one place to 7th, 8th and 11th respectively.   

Lap 3

Karen still led and Newton & Hattie gained three places to cross the line in 2nd place. Rick & Steve were down to 3rd with Roland pipping Darren across the line by just one second in the battle for 4th place. Mike T after dropping six places on the previous lap regained three of those to cross in 6th place. Further down the fleet Paul H gained another place by getting past Jeremy and Chris & Carol passed Nathan. Paul, Jeremy, Sally, Chris & Carol and Nathan were all finished at the end of this lap.

Lap 4 (and last)

Karen had cleared away at the front and crossed the line five minutes ahead of Rick & Steve who had regained 2nd place from Newton & Hattie in the RS200 battle (we will never hear the last of this!). Darren repipped (if there is such a thing!) Roland to cross in 4th place and Dave & Ann repassed Mike T and Nigel.

The order on the water was – 1st Karen; 2nd Rick & Steve; 3rd Newton & Hattie; 4th Darren; 5th Roland; 6th Dave & Ann

On corrected time this changes to – 1st Karen/Laser; 2nd Mike T/Comet; 3rd Roland/Solo; 4th Rick & Steve/RS200; 5th Dave & Ann/Leader; 6th Newton & Hattie/RS200  

Five different boats in the first six!

Thanks to SOOD Mark and the race team of Angus, Clare, John, Steve and Rhys.