Time for a Change

The ‘Ladies, crews and junior’ race was held last Thursday in somewhat challenging wind conditions. 13 boats took part with many normal crews moving to the back of their boats to try out some helming. Unfortunately for some, the move from the back to the front of the boat for the normal helms proved a bit confusing – Toggle spent ages stationary at buoy 3 waiting for Robbie D to sort out his kite! Noting the strong wind and the forthcoming NSSA regatta, Sam put his radial rig on his laser. This proved to be a good decision as he was third overall and winner of the junior race. Ken Bell took the helm in the GP, but Val decided against flying the kite. Again this proved to be the right decision as they were second overall and won the crews race. Despite having to avoid Rhonwen who did a really rubbish tack (Rhonwen’s words!!) in her water at buoy zero, the overall winner was Emma Powell who helmed an Enterprise with Andy Smith crewing. Emma takes the ladies prize for the first time.