After a week of unsettled weather, the weekend was set follow suit with more wind and rain! However, whatever might be happening elsewhere did not affect the Bass micro climate as, on arrival, the lake was mirror like.
A very light breeze filled in quickly, and there was interest in having a race, so, after a brief postponement, a dozen boats over three fleets started the first race of the weekend series. The wind was fickle and shifty, and two laps were completed.
Though several boats headed straight to shore on finishing, some wanted to race again , so they did, but it was drifting conditions for both legs, with the wind starting to fill in after some boats finished!
Sunday’s wet and windy forecast came to fruition. Although there were some gusts passing through, the drizzle seemed sufficient to discourage most of the sailors that turned up from opting to race, as the general wind strength appeared sailable.
It was just Neil/Archie in their RS200, and Paul in a Laser, that rose to the challenge and raced. The conditions were good, no capsizes, but very few scary planing opportunities. Two races were sailed back to back before lunch, but that was enough so there was no further racing.
In the GPs, Dave/Lynn won both Saturday races to win the McMillan Cup, with Nigel/Glenys 2nd.
The handicap Grisedale Cup was won by Mike/Jack in a Graduate, with Neil/Archie in a RS200 2nd.
Alex/Saskia in a Mirror won the Round Table Tankard for the slow handicap
Congratulations go to Phil and Oliver Smith having won the Mirror Irish National Championship at Sligo, which are a precursor to the world championship being held this coming week.