Fleet Challenge A

As the Summer sun continues, there was a better than expected WSW breeze for the weekend handicap series which enticed a dozen boats on to the water. Though the racing was scheduled to be a personal pursuit, for ease (and speed) it was raced on personal handicap basis.

Waiting for Mik to get to the line was not to his advantage as he was on course side at the start and had to duck back behind the line. Peter Whipp was even later for the start…

Dave/Lynn in their GP pulled out a strong lead in the first race, but opted to head ashore with various other boats to watch the England/Sweden quarter final rather than sail the 2nd race.

Peter Whipp in a Laser and Tony King in a Solo had some close racing, but Peter could not break away enough to beat Tony on handicap. Nigel/Glenys had some gear problems in the first race, but continued through to the finish, and then narrowly avoided a capsize while flying the spinnaker on a close reach.

Sunday’s results were dominated by the GP fleet, with Dave/Lynn taking another two firsts and the trophy, with Mike/Eric 2nd overall.

Final results

Various members travelled to Ullswater to race in the Lord Birkett Trophy run over two days which was won overall by affiliated member Dave Exley with Nigel Hall in a RS400

• 13th Mark Somerville and Joe Roberts – (in a brand new!) RS400

• 37th Mike Moore & Kayla Sheard – FF

• 38th Alex Leonard & Ben Murrell – RS400