It was another busy weekend for racers this weekend as the fleet competed for the Celebrity Glass Trophy.
Saturday saw 12 boats out on the lake with some close racing throughout the fleet. A few close calls and a slight collision on the start line all added to the excitement. The winds were being typical Bass. At the back of the fleet, at one point it looked as if Ginge Hodgkins was going to be beaten by his youngest son, Richard, crewed by his brother Philip. Fortunately a change in the wind meant that Ginge came in about a minute before his sons crossed the line. Watch out Dad!
Sunday saw a windless start to the day, but by lunch time the wind had arrived and a small fleet took to the water. The wind filled in and this made for some close racing. Another young face could be seen out on the lake today, Emily Carruthers. This was 8 year old Emily’s second race as a crew in the GP 14. She has discovered the fun of sailing – watch out Dad she will want her own boat next!
The second race was longer with the fleet spreading out as each lap was covered.
Mike Moore had another slight encounter with another flying fifteen at the first buoy – as if there was not enough water for everyone to sail in!
The results were very close and after a recount Mike Fairlamb and Mike Cowen were victorious adding yet another trophy to their collection – well done.
2nd Mike Moore, 3rd Paul Burnell, 4th Ginge Hodgkins, 5th Nigel Lewis.