An absolute glorious day greeted the 9 competitors for this final round of the series and apart from being a P/P turnout everybody had a great time. After an early inspection of the new clubhouse Sailing started with a south-east breeze that backed steadily allowing some good racing from the South bank, with the RO Jen Hand and Gordon Bennett getting things organized racing started bang on time . The breeze was about 10 knots so nobody was fully pressed. Series favorite Mick C struggled for the first two races with Bob G and Phil H taking the early honours, Mick C then found his form with 4 wins in the next five races. It appeared that some skippers were trying out different settings, opting on putting the mast much further forward than normal in a hole on the deck obviously reserved for other use, help was at hand during the tea break as this realignment was not working, and a more conventional setting was used, the skipper concerned found the boat was transformed and very quickly gained a second place in the very next race ,,,,, Lucky because I did at one point see the rough end of a hacksaw coming out of a bag . Bob G was sailing conservatively as was Chris C and at the end of the day they tied on equal points with Bob G just getting it on count back. Mick C had rudder failure on race 9 and was out, Gordon B failed to capitalize despite some great results whilst sat in his armchair on the south bank.
Well done everybody and for those who missed it what can I say , you missed the best day of the year so far
Summer is here and the summer series for all classes starts next week at Scotland farm .