Frustration in the Sun

Everyone should have been delighted that there was a weekend of sun with a warm wind, but for the sailors the biggest frustration was that the wind was by no means steady. The first race on Saturday had boats beating on three of the four legs. Neil Currie had taken an early lead with William not too far behind, but on the only leg that wasn’t a beat the others caught up and there was several place changes. Neil had to settle for a second to Robbie D, while William ended up fifth behind Steve and Scumper. While waiting between races several sailors opted to cool off by trying some barefoot water skiing (not easy at 2-3 knots from an RS!). When Toggle tried, he lost his balance and catapulted backwards into the water.

Sunday’s racing was around the lake – with a north westerly it was never going to be an easy race, but challenging was an understatement. There were gusts, and holes, and shifts, and down draughts. After 50 mins Steve Hunt was first to mark 13 some 20-30m ahead of William, by mark 12 he was 5 mins ahead and the GPs and Mike Moore in his F15 were all mulling around. The wind started to settle down for the beat back up the lake but Steve lost a lot of ground finishing just 2.5 mins ahead of William. Unfortunately the others were still in easy reach of the finish and the race was won by Dave Lawson with Mike Fairlamb crewing


PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1 Pts
 1   13176  D LAWSON      GP           1   1
 2   13905  H GODFREY     GP           2   2
 3   45096  TOP VISITOR   TOPPER       3   3
 4    3473  M MOORE       FF           4   4
 5    1298  S HUNT        RS400        5   5
 6    1658  VISITOR       BYTE         6   6
 7     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        7   7
 8    1140  J CHRISTIE    LAS          8   8
 9  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS          9   9
10  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS         10  10
11    3521  K JAMIESON    FF         RTD  12

                     Points for RTD = 12
                     Points for DSQ = 12
                     Points for DNS = 12

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