November , and it felt like it , fog, no wind wet under foot. But hey whats going on 14 skippers turning up for what i reckon is the worst day of the year so far ,, aha I got it Chaz is having his birthday party 76 years young and loadsa cake in the clubhouse yum yum.
Ok just after ten and a 2 knot breeze came in from nowhere and hey presto we were racing on the South bank, Chris took the first two races but it was nip and tuck with Jen Keith and Mick Ch all vying for a piece of the action, The wind increased very slightly which helped but due to the direction of the wind the course was a little one sided, Racing stopped after race race three to rewrite the score sheet as it was sodden wet , after the short break for the cake we moved to the East bank and the breeze filled in maybe 6/7 knots but was still one sided ( Just unfortunate direction ) Peter Cog was right up there Chris G found a loose bit of string which he pulled tight and the boat lunged ahead ,, amazing . Adrian was not having a great day but it is allways more dificult when you are organizing everybody, Great to see Roger back with us but water in his Tranny messed his day up.
Gotta say a great fleet out today and a decent bezze at the end Chris took the honours on countback and there was close racing all thru the fleet, Guys and gals just take a look at your disgard race try and remember where you may have gone wrong and rectify that mistake next time to get yourselves a better result.
Thanks to OOD’s and helpers