Sunshine on a bank holiday weekend! How long can it last? Well it held out for Saturday despite various threatening black clouds moving in at times. There was a reasonable wind but unfortunately continually swung between W and NW resulting in one sided beats/fetches at times.
The first race was a pursuit, the last in the Celebrity Glass series, and an eager Mik Chappell was quick off the start line in his Mirror, and he kept the lead until the last 15 mins of the 75 min race when Neil Platt/Ian Smith passed him in their F15, together with Scumper in a Vareo, and then Steve Hunt/Ruth Critchley in a Merlin Rocket. Scumper’s 2nd was sufficient to win him the series with Dave Lawson, who had sailed with Claire Duncan in a GP, 2nd overall.
In the championship long series, there were only two fleets – handicap and F15s. Mik was again quick off the start line, well a bit too quick because he luffed Steve Hunt over it too and they were both recalled. Despite having to return Steve went on to win the race on handicap by 100 secs, with Joan/Jack Hardie 2nd and Scumper 3rd. Joan/Jack currently lead the series.
In the F15s, Ian Platt won with Mike/Kayla quite close on his tail, and Ian Campbell/Lezli-Ann Paerson 3rd.
A BBQ this evening, but will the rain clouds stay far enough away?!