Round 9 lived up to its expectations with a great turnout that ended up with 17 skippers taking to the water , It could have been 18 but for an unfortunate winch failure of Chaz Jordan . We had two very welcome visitors with Darin Ballington GBR 98 Britpop and Robert Wilson GBR 97 Fraktal. The breeze seemed a little stronger than forecast and everybody held on to top suit for the six races with only one or two diving boats on the run. Bob Geary was sailing his brand new EVO 3 GBR 58, and despite the rig not being tuned to what may be the optimum, put in some very good performances to take 5th spot . Jenny Hand GBR 169 also had a fantastic day sailing in to 6th spot to which I am sure she will be very pleased . There were battles up and down the fleet and the racing was hugely competitive no matter where you were sailing in the fleet. The standard of sailing has improved quite a lot at Scotland Farm this year and everybody is enjoying their sailing, shore side manners are also very good and it is nice to see turns being done for any small incidents. At the end of the day it was Darin that took the honours with seven points and Martin Lambert in a borrowed AB4 took second spot from Mick Chamberlain 3rd and Robert Wilson 4th . The results and some pictures of the day are below , and I would like to thank all the competitors for making it such a great day of competitive racing .
We had a few Dragon fun races with 10 skippers taking part ,,,, the serious stuff is next Sunday 10th August .