With another Bass Week behind us, some have gone on holiday for a rest resulting in a quiet weekend, sailing wise, which is why we host the annual triathlon the Saturday after Bass Week. Far from being quiet, there 350 competitors, split into two groups, swimming, cycling and running around the challenging courses. This year three club members took part, Scumper and Alastair taking up reserve places and successfully picking up finishers medals, while Jon just picked up an excess of lake water in the choppy weather.
Just ten boats raced on Sunday in good, dry conditions. Val/Ken led the GPs with Paul, and a slightly reluctant Vicki, 2nd. Even a mouse in Vicki’s sailing bag didn’t get her out of sailing! Bean/Oliver were over at the start but returned before OD Nick had to repeat his Bass Week act of recalling a relative… Banter/Rory briefly took advantage of the error, but Phil soon took the lead and the winner’s bell.
Toggle won the handicap fleet in a Solo ahead of Rory/Eleanor in a F15 as they had no competitors in their own fleet.
For the afternoon Jimmy Lancaster Memorial Trophy pennant race there was a willingness to go around the lake, so Nick sent them down to mark 11 at St Bega’s Church. The winds were suitably flukey for a while, resulting in some bunching of the fleet. AJ/Sue took an early lead, but were passed by Val/Ken who, in turn, were passed by Paul/Vicki and went on to win on handicap. Eleanor leads the Sandra’s Salver series for best female crew in the pennant races