Whatever happened to the Spring weather?


What happened to the weather at the weekend, gone were the sunny skies and light breezes during the week to be replaced by grey skies and wind.

The weather did not put off all the sailors and some 15 boats competed in the AT cup series for the different classes. Two races on Saturday afternoon were sailed in shifty wind but every fleet had competition. The Flying Fifteens were led by Scott Beattie and John Somerville who won the cup overall with their two race results as F15s did not sail on Sunday.

By Sunday the wind was very strong and only for the serious (or should that be mad) sailors, with only the GP14 fleet taking to the water. The GP 14 fleet saw close competition at the front of the fleet and several capsizes , with only John Telford and Andy Smith keeping their feet dry all day. Philip and Richard Hodgkins at only 15 and 14 years old did very well to keep their boat upright during the first race on Sunday in such strong conditions and nearly got a second place.

Not all the races went John and Andy’s way when they were late for the start in the second race Phil Smith and Mike Cowan saw their chance and gained first place. However overall John and Andy won the series and the cup.

The Mirror fleet is building with more new members. Alistair Fletcher with Nia and Osion won the series and the cup, with two first places.