The temperature has dropped, the wind still has a dangerous kick to it, and to top it there are showers passing through!
It didn’t stop 11 boats taking to the water though. Some sailors had a bit more use of it than they would like due to capsizes such as Alan Jones who was taken unawares by a gust when on a dead run – next thing he knew he was trying to right his boat. When he got ashore he needed to give his sail a wash having dipped it in the lake mud! Toggle had a day of being the bridesmaid, coming 2nd to Jo Watkins in his Laser Radial who secured a strong lead of a minute in the 1st race, and 2nd to Tim Chittenden/Ian Macpherson in a F15 by only 3 secs in the 2nd race. Jo’s results gives him a 5 point lead over Peter Ballard.
Results in the GP fleet were consistent with Dave/Lynn Lawson winning both races from Tim Knowles/Martin Statter and Mike Fairlamb/Eric Smith, and strengthening his lead in the series from Mike.
Alistair Duncan had a fortunate escape when he realised that the banging noises were strands of a shroud snapping! He was able to get ashore before the complete shroud gave way which would have probably led to a broken mast.
The forecast suggests it could be more of the same tomorrow…