Despite there being no white frost, several competitors still had to clear ice that had accumulated in their boat covers. Although Banter had submitted to the conditions and was wearing long trousers, both his crew Oscar, and Neil’s crew Archie, turned up in shorts!
There was a good Southerly breeze throughout the day for the two RS200s and two Radials to enjoy competitive racing, with some good planing reaches. The rescue crew had no capsizes to deal with, so were lucky not to be frozen solid by the end of the day’s racing!
Banter/Oscar led the first race, with Neil/Archie 2nd, Neil G 3rd, and Paul 4th. Neil/Archie had gear problems before the final race and headed ashore, but the finishing order was the same for other boats.
Banter won both races, and took overall lead from Neil/Archie to win the series, with Neil G 3rd and Paul 4th overall (as the day’s first race!)