New Season Has Started

On Sunday, there were two races for the appropriately named Starters Prize. With the morning’s wind strength at 18mph gusting 40mph (gale force 8) it was not surprising that there were only six competing boats.

The honour of being the first boat on the water went to Tim Chittenden crewed by Carl Arthur in their stable Flying Fifteen keelboat. Jim Christie capsized on the way to the start.

After the start was signalled it was the turn of the RS400 of Robbie D and Big E to capsize whilst Toggle retired with rig failure. This allowed Bean and Naomi Smith to secure first place in their RS200 from Scumper in his Laser.

After lunch they were back out and Robbie D broke his rig, capsized and retired leaving Bean to take a further win and, with it, the series victory. Scumper again finished in second place with Toggle third.