After the wind and rain of recent weeks, pleasantly, Sunday’s forecast was for a dry and bright day, although not a lot of wind.
However, 14 boats were tempted to the water, and were able to enjoy some pleasant sailing conditions – not planing conditions, but enough to keep the boats moving and the crews to sit to windward! After lunch the breeze eased as the race went along.
The weather was so pleasant that Mark Ninnim, with Rob Smith, broke a 20 year habit of not sailing in November to finish 3rd on fleet handicap, and 1st on personal handicap in the afternoon race.
It was Joan and Jack Hardie that mastered the conditions to take two first on fleet handicap, beating Mike Moore and Martyn Stephenson in the morning race, and Mike Fairlamb in the afternoon – perhaps that could be called taking the Micks?!
Having sailed all four of the races to date, Jim Christie remains in a strong position and leads the table