Great Winds – Shame About the Clouds

Sundays sailors were greeted with a Westerly Wind, force 3-4, but it was also Cloudy and Cold in contrast to Saturday. A number were feeling under the weather, apparently bedtime was 0430hrs, including the rostered OD who had swapped his duties so he could sail then slept in! A fine replacement, Ian Preston, cup of tea in hand stepped up to the mark as OD and ran 3 excellent races. He received advice from a number of competitors, ignored them all and did his own thing.

The Flying Fifteen Fleet was particularly impressive with 9 boats taking part and some close exciting racing. Neil and Rory led from Simon and Jon overnight both on equal points. The handicap fleet was dominated by Phil and Naomi in their RS 200 who won all the races from Mark and Joe in a 400. Dave and Lynn continued their domination of the GP14 fleet with 3 wins and Jim and Poppy were the only finishers in the Slow Handicap fleet and lead overnight.

A Rounders match is the entertainment tonight, we will report tomorrow on the result. I should mention that the crack on the Bates was so good the OD forgot to sound the Preparatory Signal in the 3rd race and had to postpone!!