While most of the GP fleet were away competing in the North East Area Championships at Derwent Reservoir (see below), there was good turnouts in other fleets that made the most of the sunny, summer-like, weather.
Mike Watson made a comeback in the Flying 15 fleet and proved to be unassailable – just as well he was ordered home to do some gardening! Commodore Miles Middleton showed the way (well for a while at least) as he mastered the first beats on Sunday, only to lose out on the following legs. Ah well, there’s always next week!
Jim Christie in his laser vortex had a smashing time in a collision with Mike Chappel in his mirror – Could that be 7 years bad luck for breaking a mirror?
Saturday proved to be a great day for sun bathing, not so good for sailing. After a short delay the first race started in force 0 (or force -2!!) so was a bit fickle. Dave and Lynn Lawson won race number 1 and the second race was won by John Telford and Andy Smith. So Bass boats were well ahead as the travellers enjoyed the entertainment and curry. The wind was slightly better on Sunday with race starting at 10.00am it was a good job we all went to bed early. Sunday saw Dave and Lynn win race 3, with Phil Smith and Mike Cowan winning the race before lunch. After lunch the final race was won by John and Andy.
Overall the results were as follows –
1st Dave and Lynn Lawson
2nd John Telford and Andy Smith
3rd Phil Smith and Mike Cowan
So a clean sweep for Bass sailors and to continue the theme Hugh Godfrey and Rhowen Bryce won the silver fleet and Richard and Philip Hodgkins won the bronze fleet (even though they beat Hugh and Rhowen overall!). So a great weekend had by all and a fabulous advert for the club.
Well done to all the winners and their support crews.