Not a lot of wind this morning with a forecast of 5 mph from the WNW, but actually varying in strength and direction from 2 – 5 and WSW to NW! Mike A set a short course with a standard flagpole start then 5, A (in the middle of the lake going towards 9), 8, B (near the bank behind the middle of the start line.
Only 6 starters this morning and at the end of the first lap Ron (Mirror) led followed by Chris H (Comet). Roland S (Solo) crossed in 3rd place about five minutes ahead of Dave & Ann (Leader) in 4th, who were nearly ten minutes ahead of Mark (Laser) and Newton & Sam (RS200). In the light wind it obviously paid to be an early starter and at the 35 minute gun the only change in order was Chris passing Ron.
Mike shortened the course for the second race by taking 8 out and moving A a little further down the lake and William B joined the fleet in his Laser.
Roland was first back across the line nearly one minute ahead of Chris in 2nd place with Mark 3rdand Newton & Sam not far behind him. The rest of the fleet was evenly spaced with Dave & Ann in 5th place followed by Ron and William.
With the wind threatening to disappear, Mike shortened the course even further by moving the finish line up to A!
At the finish Chris had taken the lead from Roland and Newton & Sam just snatched 3rd place from Mark on the line. Behind them there was no change in order, but William decided that he had enough excitement and retired.
The order on the water was – 1st Chris; 2nd Roland; 3rd Newton & Sam; 4th Mark; 5th Dave & Ann; 6th Ron.
On corrected time this changes to – 1st Chris; 2nd Roland; 3rd Ron; 4th Mark; 5th Newton & Sam; 6th Dave & Ann.
Thanks to Mike A and the race team Alex, Emily and Gareth D.