Despite the air temperature plummeting over recent days there was a handful of boats keen to race in the WNW F2 breeze. Neil was keen to have reaches, so that wish was taken on board, with one beat and five reaches. Stand in OD Nick was ticking off each spinnaker leg as the wind veered , and dark rain cloud moved in towards the end of the first lap.
The beat was last as the wind swung, and the wind eased as the rain passed through, before backing to the W in time for the 2nd race.
Between races, James asked for fewer gybe marks to appease his crew!
The wind faded by the next race, which seemed it might just last a single leg, but the wind came in from the NE, albeit for just a few minutes, but long enough for the race to continue on to complete a full lap, though it was to be a drift to the finish…
On the water, the first race was won by Neil/Archie in their 200, followed by Val/Ken and James/Jenny in their GPs.
The slow finish in the next race will likely result in on the water positions being the same on corrected time with Neil/Archie finishing 1st, then AJ/Sue in a GP, and Tim/Barbara in a F15
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Sunday was flat calm (just the way Mike/Jack like it!) and bright sunshine, but the forecast W breeze came in and racing was underway by noon. Again the wind veered to the NW for a while but swung back again. The occasional gust enabled planing conditions to top off a good day’s racing.
Neil/Archie led the first race until the leeward mark which they rounded the wrong way, but despite losing several places, they pulled back to finish behind Mike/Jack on the water, with Thomas/grandad Keith in a F15 third.
In the next race, no mishaps so Neil/Archie led throughout followed by Mike then Thomas.