Weekend Racing

Races three and four of the Winter series were held on Bassenthwaite last Sunday.  The water level had receded somewhat and winds were again light enticing eleven boats onto the Lake.  The Musto Skiff sailed by Robin Dawson is a potentially rapid boat and is handicapped accordingly but it is not designed for light winds and, although it finished ahead on the water in Race one, its lead was not enough to beat the following boats on corrected time and the race win went to Jim Christie in his Supernova from Alan Nicholson in his Solo.  Dawson finished third while the Supernova of Peter Ballard beat the GP14 of Mike Turner / Sue Watson for fourth place by a single second.

The next race produced a different result with Steve Hunt / Ruth Critchley  in their Merlin Rocket beating the Laser of Tom Gosden by a mere eight seconds.  Christie finished third and Nicholson fourth.  With the Series half completed Christie and Gosden share the lead with six points apiece whist Nicholson is third on nine points.