The forecast looked good for racing and that is exactly what the 15 competitors got , the sun was shining, the westerly wind whilst not being the best direction was around 8 to 12 knots, Racing took place predominantly on the South Bank with a couple of course changes to try and get the best possible beat. Darin 98 showed his class winning the first 4 races with a variety of pretenders coming in second spot. Somebody took the master out in race five Giving Mick C’s under performing V9 an opportunity, Dave Burke came in a close second before going on to win race 6. I got the feeling that quite a few people were pleased with their performance on the day notably Bert W 34 and Phil H 43 , I also think a few skippers learned quite a bit from the more experienced skippers, The starts were quite tricky today and it is one of the main things to learn , Once you have mastered where to start and are able to control your boat on the start line , when you do get away and have clear air , your task to the first mark is so much easier. The Rules , they may seem a pain but we do need to learn maybe 6 basic rules that will hold us in good stead for most of the time . There is a rules section that is a bit of fun on this website , have a few goes at it, start with elementary and work your way through it , once you have a grasp of the rules your racing will be so much more enjoyable.
Thanks everybody for a great mornings racing. results below .