She’ll be coming round the mountain …

Blue skies, and a southerly breeze creating white horses, didn’t put off those sailors that turned up. Nigh on champagne sailing conditions, apart from some twitches of westerly gusts as the wind swung round Sale Fell (or was it the effects of a sea breeze?) which frustrated some legs in the first race of the weekend series.

To be more certain of steadier wind direction, a windward/leeward course from 5 to 7 was set for the next race.

Apart from Zefer capsizing before the start, and falling out on a beat, everyone stayed upright, until John broached in his F15!

Despite the varied conditions over the two races, Zefer’s mishaps didn’t stop him taking two wins, and the overnight lead, with Alex in a Laser 2nd.

Cam and Henry had some close racing in their Teras, with Cam taking two wins, and the overnight lead.

Sunday’s forecast was a stronger version of Saturday, though the Bass micro-climate had other ideas, so, despite some strong gusts at times, it would have been sailable had there been sufficient takers. Accordingly, racing was cancelled with Saturday’s results becoming the final outcome.

Final results

While the wind had been swinging round Sale Fell, James Moore was sailing with his uncle, John Ramsden, and other family members in the Round the Island race around the Isle of Wight. Although 13 is unlucky for some, it was an excellent overall position considering there were 568 starters! Check out results for ‘Sofa So Good’ here

In sub-categories their positions were

  • ISC Class 5 – 4th out of 109 starters
  • ISC Class 5A – 3rd out of 45 starters
  • Family crew (more than 50% of crew must be related) – 3rd out of 45 starters