11 Skippers showed up on a fabulous Bank holiday Sunday morning, The sun was out and a good strong breeze was evident from the North. Mick Chamberlain set out in the dingy to check the bouys and move a few around, other members were busy doing bits and pieces with rakes , to enable Jen Hand the OOD to set a dog leg course up the East bank. Roger B had a breakage and missed the first two races, The breeze was about 90 % of A suit to start with and it gradually through the morning went went down to about 70%, which gave us all some fantastic racing.
Jen 69 got off to a great start and won the first race with Mick C 46and Keith Holmes 39 in close attendance, Mike W 839 getting to grips with the radio came home a creditable 4th. The next two races were won by Mick C 46 with the other Mick, 53 ( he thinks that is his age ) with the beeping tranny came home 2nd proving that the boat is certainly quick in the right direction. Many shifts up and down the course caught skippers out many times and made for some interesting racing, 11 races were completed by the 1pm deadline and we can only commend the OOD Jen , who kept things fluid and moving at a good pace. At this point I would like to point out that both Mick 53 and Mike 839 sailed probably as well as I have ever seen, Roger 448 had a couple of great 3rd’s in races 8 and 9 , and Jen 69 must have been well pleased with her performance. All in all a great mornings racing, and the only salad in attendance was in our sandwiches at coffee break, which we can only thank the Wednesday gang for all the hard work that has been put in over the last few weeks, Also many thanks to all the helpers before and after racing to get stuff organized and the skippers for making it such an enjoyable morning, Racing as you can see was close with Mick 46 just edging it.