Saturday Sailing

Warm sunny weather, combined with a 6kt ENE breeze, led to some champagne sailing conditions for a good fleet of 25 boats.

Martin fell out of his Laser before the first start, and assured everyone it wasn’t just to cool down. He did capsize another couple of times during the race too. At the front of the fleet Neil in his Solo took an early lead, though Dave in a Laser Radial, took advantage of the swinging wind, and broke cover on the second beat to win overall, while Neil had to settle for 2nd place. However, in the 2nd race Neil didn’t make the same mistake, maintained his lead, and won with Mike in a Streaker 2nd.

In the GPs, Andy/Lily sailed well to win the first race from Paul/Vicky, who won the 2nd race ahead of Joan/Jack. Perhaps the heat had got to a couple of crews who were voicing their views to their helms during the race…

Bean/Oliver in their Mirror led and won the first race in the Slow Handicap fleet, with Matty in a Tera 2nd. Matty had to settle for 2nd in the next race which was won by Paul in a Pico.

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