First shock of the day was the weather! The forecast rain did not appear and there was a good westerly to blow the fleet around the course.
The first race in the Asymmetric Cup, where the course is set on a windward leeward basis, had the asymmetric fleet rounding the leeward mark in the opposite direction to the other fleets. Which would be the boats to meet at that mark? None other than Robbie D and Mike – Mike, protecting his new boat from the first scratch, gave an unusually wide berth!
Sailing Sec Roy made a rare appearance on the water, and was caught out, along with Joan and Jack, by a gust that capsized both boats.
The afternoon was not without its mishaps when, just before the start, Brent did not duck quick enough in his Wayfarer and gashed his head. A quick dash ashore, and some first aid had him sorted though.
Mr and Mrs Bean led the way in the Asymmetric fleet, leaving Scumper and Robbie D to battle it out. Although the stronger winds favoured Scumper, trawling his kite was his downfall, and Robbie D broke away.
Mike and Kayla in their F15 sailed well again, managing to keep Steve and Jo in a Merlin behind them for most of the race. Ian had issues trying to stay in his boat in both races, but we are assured he wasn’t trying to escape Lezli-Ann, and they slipped behind the leading GPs on handicap. As ever, Dave and Lynn led the GPs from Mike F and Eric, though Dave and Sarah put in an excellent performance in the morning race beating Mike F.
In the Asymmetric Cup Bean is leading with Scumper 2nd and Robbie D 3rd, but it’s all to sail for as they all have the same points!
In the MJM series, Mike Moore leads, with Dave 2nd and Steve 3rd.