A cool morning greeted 12 skippers with a light wind from the west. We would have had 13, but one skipper brought the wrong boat, but he did win the £25 first prize on the Scotto, well done Geoff Burrell , so it was worth his drive to the lake. Second prize of £10 going to Bill McPhee.
Rob Wilson got off to an excellent start with two wins, closely followed by Keith Holmes and Chris Elliott. Very light winds from the start and to make it worse from all over the place making the OOD much more difficult , generally from the West and when I say increased thoughout the morning I mean from 2 to maybe 4 knots except for the last couple races when we saw 6/ 7 knots.
It was great to see excellent racing with many battles going on throughout the fleet, but the morning went to Rob with 5 wins from 10 races and going about his sailing in his usual calm way. Keith was second with the Sedici and sailed very consistantly only two points adrift, with Chris in third spot. Chris Graves did very well with his ( By now very old BP) and Dave Rigby I am sure found it not as easy to be OOD and race at the same time .
There were faces missing and this fleet could so easily have been 16/17 Skippers are starting to come out of the woodwork gradually with Lockdown easing and it was great to see Alan Edgar , Gordon Bennett , and Ed Whitaker at lakeside even though not racing. Unfortunatly we have got into a habit of not doing anything on Sunday mornings and need to give our selves a good shake up to start getting back into the habit again . The racing at Lincoln is second to none so lets all shake a leg and get back to some great racing as we had today.
Many thanks to the OOD’s and all the helpers and especially to the skippers who made the morning worthwhile. Congratulation to Rob Wilson 3 wins on the trot now in the series . Results and some pics below .