The majority of members hadn’t sailed since the end of last season and were desperate to get onto the Lake and involved in competition. So, by the Holiday Weekend, nearly forty crews were ready to take to the water. Some were encouraged by the very light winds while others were put off by the conditions.
On Saturday there was a two race series for the Paul Carruthers Memorial Trophy. Scumper won the first while ”training man” Reekie got the second. Overall it was Phil & Naomi from Mark. Dave & Caroline Exley in a RS400 were third ahead of Robbie D.
A five race class series on the following days was held in light to non-existent winds which drifted in from virtually every point on the compass. There were no FFs so the Fast Handicap Fleet led the way. Bean in the RS200 crewed this time by young Oliver took the series with three bullets. Shunty & Ruth were second in their Merlin, and Neil third in his aged Solo.
The nine strong GP fleet was won on last race by Telf with Jack crewing, from a high performing Mike Fairlamb who had “Sally Sailor” as crew. The Ginger Boats entry of Andy & Phil could only manage a series third.
Mik took the MT Slow Handicap win by a whisker from Matty in his Tera Pro. Stephen and son in their Mirror were third.