A bitterly cold day saw 10 skippers show up for the first round of the series, The weather well we had everything 2 full blown snow showers , sunshine but most of all some great racing along the south bank and with Chaz’s Landing finaly usable it was allways going to be good. Race 1 had Mike W 839 fast of the line and he was never going to get caught sailing a perfect beat and run, and only Billy Mac 452 got close. Race 2 had the orange 69 sailed by Jen H with the first of 5 wins and on the day she was virtually untouchable despite feeling a little under the weather, Mike W got a good third keeping his consistancy going only just beaten into 2nd place by Pete W 678, It was nice to see Geoff Burrell out racing again after quite a long lay off, lets hope we see more of him .
Jen H won race 3 got a second in race 4 before winning yet again in race 5, the scaps were being fought tooth and nail between Mick C 46 and Pete W 678 with the runner up Mick C just getting the nod due to countback, Some good tight racing throughout the fleet, Roger Bowtle seemed to get better the longer the morning went with some great results in race 8 and 10, it was a fair walk up the beat which was almost the same route march as last weekend , with somebody clocking up 4.1 miles during the 11 races, Quite a few missing face’s probably due to the cold but great racing.
Firstly very well done to Jen who sailed out of her skin with a very consistant set of results to win the day , many thanks to Billy our OOD and all the helpers who made the day so enjoyable, I guess we could all say quite safely, that today we were all “TANGO’D” ( Jens Orange Boat) Results below .