Perhaps with the Bass microclimate we shouldn’t be surprised that there was a reasonable breeze from the south and little sign of rain or thunder greeting sailors for the championship weekend series.
The breeze held for the fleets totalling 19 boats throughout the first lap, but then gently eased, which it continued to do after the start of the second race. It was only after the race was shortened before the end of the first lap that the wind filled in slightly as it backed to the east.
There was some close racing in the F15s with Simon/Jon winning the first race, but retiring due to the light airs in the second. Ian/Lezliann took advantage of some good fortune to beat Graham/Alan in both races, putting them in overnight lead.
In the handicap fleet, Robbie D is in overnight lead with two wins. The lighter weather suited Mike in his Streaker enabling him to beat Toggle in a Solo in both races, so they lie 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Dave/Lynn lead the GPs with two wins. James/Jenny pulled out the stops to finish a good 2nd in the first race, with Val/Ken 3rd. Val’s 2nd in the next race puts her in 2nd place overnight.
There was only one race in the slow handicap fleet, which was won by James in a Tera Sport, and Mik in a Mirror 2nd
Congratulations to recently joined member Alistair Coates on winning The Lord Birkett Trophy at Ullswater this weekend