The wind was a reluctant participant, but it did start to appear around the northern buoys, so the OD went out to set a course. While waiting for the fleets to join in, a breeze in the southern end started to fill the lake, so the proposed start area was relocated and racing got underway.
During the first half of the race, despite occasional light patches, the two beats were maintained, and then the inexplicable shifts, and some opposing winds moved in. Phil/Izzy in a RS400 kept in the wind to win on handicap from Neil Garrison in his Laser. By the end of the race, the long run in to the leeward mark became a beat… That proved to be the final straw for some, and they called it a day. AJ/Sue had solid races to to takes wins, with Nigel/Glenys 2nd in each race.
The wind quickly reverted to the south, the next race sequence was started, and most boats started on a reach or run! An easterly bedded in, resulting in an alternate beat, and lasted throughout the rest of the race. Despite a ‘casual’ start by Neil Currie in his Solo, he pulled back to finish 2nd to Neil Garrison who currently leads the series. As for the rain showers that the rest of the country/county were enduring, the worst we suffered was some light drizzle. The Bass micro climate continues.