Calm after the storm

With the high winds due to storm Babet having subsided, sailing conditions were pleasant for the fleet of eight boats, though the NW breeze had a bite to it, tempered slightly by occasional sunny spells, there was no rain.

Thomas/Henry tried their hand at racing the F15 but foiled when a spinnaker sheet miraculously wrapped itself around the rudder, so they retired. Neil/Archie in a RS200 led the fleet in both races, with James/Jenny in a GP 2nd, but it was the second race that they built a good lead. AJ/Sue had mixed fortunes but pulled back on James by the end of each race.

On handicap, in the first race the GPs took 1st and 2nd, with Neil G in a Laser 3rd, but Neil/Archie won the next race, followed by the GPs

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Sunday’s racing was delayed 45 minutes waiting for the wind to fill in. When it did some drizzle came with it!

Neil/Archie led the fleet again with AJ/Sue following on, though in the next race AJ was first to cross the start line (albeit five seconds after the signal), led to the windward mark, then with all the excitement their gybing skills failed them allowing Neil to catch up…

The race was shortened due to the fading wind as a result of which the large time difference between Neil and AJ was exaggerated as the mirror like conditions returned.

On corrected time, Neil/Archie had two 1sts to take the overall lead in the Sunday series. Similarly, AJ/Sue had two 2nds and are second overall.

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