Summer is over, or is it?

A wet and windy forecast for Saturday could have been the reason for a quiet turnout this weekend, and although there was been a persistent drizzle, the forecast wind/gusts were by no means a threat.

In the first race an eager Mike/Kayla were so close to the line that when called back by Tim/Ian they did! In the second race, Mike got his own back when Tim tried to sneak into a gap at the start mark which wasn’t there, and Mike was not going to create! Tim had to go back the correct side of the mark and Mike took an early lead not to be given up.

In the handicap fleet, Steve/Ruth led the fleet, and took two wins on handicap from Joan/Jack Hardie. Tom Gosden came 3rd in the first race but was beaten by Mik who came out for the second.

Sunday’s weather is totally different. What a difference sunshine makes! Lightish winds, with inevitable shifts were the order of the day.

With Saturday’s winner Steve Hunt crewless, he stood in as OD, but Joan/Jack still weren’t quite able to add another win to their scorecard, as Mik Chappell pipped them to the post, and Tom Gosden had to settle for another 3rd place. However, Joan’s 2nd was enough to give her the overall lead in the series.

The F15s had the same result as Saturday, with Mike/Kayla beating Tim/Ian – Mike leads the series.

In the GPs, Hugh Godfrey/Rachel Newstead beat Alan Jones/Sue Watson, putting Hugh 2nd in the series.

The afternoon race was the Banana Stakes pennant which took the fleet around the lake. It was to be a slow race as the wind died and even lead boat Mike/Kayla took nearly 100mins to complete the course. Hugh and Alan were only 7 secs apart after 108 mins racing! On personal handicap Alan won giving Sue another win towards Sandra’s Salver, but Kayla’s 2nd place was enough to keep her in the lead for the trophy.