It was Ladies, Crews, Juniors and Over 60s Race this week. Used to be just the Lady Helms’ Race but we ran short of them! Rhonwen would remember that? – She was back on Bass Lake for her first race in a long while crewing for Val. Ken had jumped ship and was with Mike.
Conditions aboard the Bates were a bit cramped with Graham & Alan tracing the ongoing vibration – and getting the OD and Bates driver somewhat confused! But the technicians aboard were successful and a new part will be fitted before Bassweek.
The start was a revelation. Bob went for the line at speed in the Laser and was first away. Mike & Ken took water at the windward mark but Bob was still second up the fetch. Then came Val & Rhonny trying to close in on their male GP rivals. Olivia, with husband crewing, was also moving up the order in the 200.
Other good performances were Simon helming the L2000 this week and Rob Hedges who was getting the Ent moving. Young Dave Reekie with father as crew in the Mirror also impressed, and Mathew was in contention in the Tera until he got into a hole which kept him stationary for a long while.
On shore Val & Ken returned to the Galley to make sure the many were fed.
Final results (when available)