Coronation Weekend

While most of the country were embroiled in the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday, a fleet of 16 boats ventured out in the swinging winds for another two races in the MJM and Asymmetric Cup series.

The wind was light and variable, and swung so much that the start line had to be moved even before the first start got underway. Shortly after the boats completed the first windward leg the wind swung round to the north, creating the second beat of the three leg course!Mike/Jack took the honours in a Graduate with Neil/Archie in RS200 2nd.

The start line was moved for the next race in which the wind was steadier, and freshened slightly. Conditions suited Steve/Ruth in their Merlin finishing 1st with Mike/Jack 2nd.

Fortunately the forecast rain held off until all the boats were ashore, if not packed away!

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On Sunday morning the early arrivals were greeted by flat calm conditions, but the wind soon filled in from the west, with the expectation of it increasing as the day went on.

Racing got underway near enough on time for those on the line, but there were a few stragglers. Banter had an excellent start albeit three minutes late! About 30 minutes into the race there were some northerly gusts, similar to Saturday, and a calm area developed between the two sides of the course, and it slowed progress significantly for those having to sail through it, extending the overall length of the race by about 50%!

During the lunch break a sea breeze started to bed in from the SW, and racing conditions were much improved, with the occasional plane being possible.

In the GPs Val/Ken won both races with AJ/Sue 2nd. Dave/Lynn still lead the series.

In the handicap fleet, Mike/Jack lead the series with another win in the morning, Mike/Sally in a F15 won after lunch, and Rory in a Solo finished 2nd in both races.

Phil/Lucy took two wins in the slow handicap, with Oscar in a Tera, and mum Emma in a Mirror, both getting a 2nd place.

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