Probably the best morning of the summer so far with clear blue skys and a warm gentle breeze that got stronger as the morning went on, Chris Elliott OOD starting proceedings on the south bank, but by tea break the wind had veered 120 degrees before finally settling in the North East quadrant for a spell, finally veering further into the South East when a move back to the South bank was made .The racing was close fought up and down the fleet and there was little to choose, The long beats needed care with the shifts and if you got round the weather mark first you still had work to do to stay in front, Consistency paid off and Dancing Dave Burke never out of the top three took the honors, well done, Phil H was unlucky to have a servo burn out and probably lucky he still as a boat as the smell of burning was extreme , the battle between Bert W 34 and Mick C 39 continues and we look forward to that next time, tactical chats in the new clubhouse each Wednesday could well be a benefit.
Many thanks to Jan for doing scoring for us you did a fantastic job, all in all a fab day of racing with 8 different types of boat from the 9 competitors.
Dragonflite round 2 summer series , although only two boats out it was a battle royal as they match raced there way round the course, Ivan and Gordon not giving an inch finally they could not be split and it appeard tobe a dead heat unless any one can find a way to tear them apart.
A fine job was done by the duty officials Alan Newman and Bert Whitehead.
What appeared to be a steady wind from the SSW was deceptive. Hidden shifts and variable strength provided a continual test all morning. By the end of sailing the strength had risen to B suit proportions but nobody wanted to blink first. Two laps of a course which used the majority of the east bank resulted in fewer races than usual but allowed for plenty of close racing throughout the fleet.