Despite a poor sailing forecast, this time due to light winds, the Bass micro-climate offered sufficient breeze to tempt a fleet of seven boats on to the water for the first time in a month!
A shore based start seemed totally adequate for the numbers sailing, and the conditions. The first race commenced without a hiccup, not that the same was true for the second race, sailed back to back, at the start of which there were three boats on the course side of the line. A recall sound signal was made, and the flag flown from the race office balcony, but only James/Jenny took heed and returned to restart, leaving Neil and Mike to sail on but not receive a finish signal; at least they had a pleasant sail!
Neil in his Solo won the first race, followed by James/Jenny in a GP, and Paul Bowmer in another Solo. In the next race there was only one, fairly brief, capsize, by Paul Gannon in his Laser, though it was unlikely to have affected his 3rd place, behind 1st place Paul Bowmer, and James/Jenny 2nd.
Overall Paul and James/Jenny have the same points, broken in Paul’s favour on countback, with Paul Gannon 3rd
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