A good NW breeze greeted sailors for the start of the MJM series, with a few white horses to boot.
Although there were no capsizes, of the 14 starters in the MJM series, the wind proved too much for a couple of the younger helms who retired after the first beat. The wind eased throughout the afternoon, and as it swung it helped some boats gain positions. A failed kicking strap led to AJ/Sue retiring in the last race.
The first race was won by John/Jack in their GP, followed by Phil/Lucy in a Mirror. Joe won the next race in his Laser, with John in a Solo 2nd. Joe leads overall, with Mike/Jack in a Graduate 2nd.
Clear blue skies and a SE breeze on Sunday morning seemed to echo the results of a katabatic wind but, fortunately, the wind neither faded, nor swung significantly, throughout the day for the select group of seven boats that raced.
John/Jack mistimed their start, and tacked round, allowing the other two GPs to get away. It was the second lap before John passed AJ/Sue who failed to cover John’s route up the right hand side of the beat!
In the Handicap fleet, Mike/Jack sailed well in their Graduate to get two 1sts, and take the lead in the series, while Neil C, and AJ each secured a 2nd. Neil G had to retire after his clew outhaul unhooked itself!