A very good sized fleet with 21 boats on the water today. RO Bruce M set up a good large and fair course which didn’t need to be adjusted during the day as the wind stayed from the NWerly direction for nearly all of the day with the odd hole and river of air when you found them. 4 boats shared the wins during the day with the number of wins reflecting their positions on the scoreboard. Some very close racing during the day with only a few protests and nearly all incidents were dealt with quickly. All races today were 2.25 lappers and gave everyone a good chance to spread out before the first mark and many good battles ensued with boats and sailors of similar abilities fighting it out for their positions with a lot of good natured ribbing if 1 made a slight mistake during a race. The rain came just before lunch and went soon after for a humid days sailing.
A frustrating day on the water today with the breeze starting from the South then dying, coming in from the North only for the same to happen again. A few fun races were held while waiting for the wind to stabilize a bit and this meant that racing was delayed until after lunch. When we did get racing then the breeze had filled a bit from the North again and a few races were held before the wind flicked back to the South for the last few races. Conditions were twitchy with some big shifts and some even bigger holes but everyone generally got a good leg then a crud one so most of these evened out. RO Bruce M did a stellar job of running the event on short notice and the Club would like to thank him and all his helpers for all the good work they did during the weekend. Congratulations to Ian Vickers on taking the event out and there were some good tight battles all the way down the board with a few places being decided by only a few points.
The Championship Winner, Ian Vickers
Pictures by Ken Fox
Video by Neil Deverell