It was cold out there. Very cold! Especially for Joe who capsized early in the first beat. Thought of retiring?But No – I’m the Sailing Secretary and must show them who’s who!
It was John Reekie who led the fifteen starters at the windward mark. But his Solo was not a match for the Ethan’s 100 or Alex & Olivia’s 200 and he dropped back into mid field. Ethan pulled away at the front but Ian /Mike Hunter in the FF had an ongoing battle with the Leonards for next up on the water.
After two laps Bob said I’ve had enough – think that’s what he said! So the OD shortened. Then came Katia Smith in her Mirror with father as novice crew – an impressive result with various boats behind in what was, probably, her first full race as a helm.
Of the three lap finishers the revelations were newcomers James & Jenny Macgregor in an L2000 who were fifth on the water. And Hazel & James in the 200 who were next up deserve a mention!