Despite a forecast of light winds, the sun shone, and there was a steadyish breeze to get the fleet of 15 boats around the course.
There was a good mix of boats in the handicap fleet. Unusually Scumper was first to the start with a couple of minutes to spare. Steve-Ruth misinterpreted the signals, and were testing the start when they realised what they thought was the 3 min signal was their start! Peter B got there some minutes after the GP start…
Despite his poor start, Steve was soon in the lead, and with the wind easing on the final lap (after he had finished), his lead was strengthened further, winning him the race ahead of Scumper. Steve won the 2nd race also, this time from Tog who had had another good race staying ahead of Scumper.
In the F15s, Ian/Lezli-Ann realised they hadn’t rigged the spinnaker properly, and were late for the start after mooring to a mark to resolve the problem. They did manage to pass Graham/Glynis who were nattering so much at one stage they missed passing through YZ! However, it was Mike/Kayla that won the first race.
In the 2nd race, Simon/Jon were back on form and pulled out a good lead from Ian, with Mike coming 3rd.
David/Lynn beat Mike/Nigel in both races.