Sun Filled Saturday

Saturday greeted sailors with sunshine and patches of wind that filled in from the NNW in time for scheduled afternoon racing, though, after the first lap, the wind came and went, backed to the W before filling back in again from the NNW in cycles. Consequently some boats took 80mins to finish the first race.

The wind faded shortly after the start of the next race which was soon shortened to avoid another drifting finish, much to the relief of many, as well as Shunty who had advised the OD he had a table booked for 7.30!

There was close racing at times, and mixed fortunes, with various positions being swapped. AJ/Sue were on the better side of the mixed fortunes, taking two wins in the GPs from James/Jenny. Andrew Reekie secured two wins in the Teras from Rory Davenport.

MG etc latest results

Sunday was more overcast, with a forecast of a lighter wind. Again the wind swung, and varied in strength. There was a brief period at the end of the first lap when the fleet bunched up as the wind dropped, but it filled in again to continue the race for another lap. Phil/Rory in a RS200 led the fleet across the finish line, but on handicap John Reekie in a Solo won, with Dave Lawson in a Laser Radial 2nd.

BL etc latest results

The next race was the Albert Bates Retirement Trophy; although the wind was light on the first beat, it freshended for the rest of the race. Banter/Rory were on top form, pulling out a strong lead from Neil/Archie in a RS200, then Mike/Sally in a F15. On handicap Banter won, with Neil/Archie and Dave Lawson tying for 2nd place.

Albert Bates Trophy final results