A warm sunny day with a light breeze greeted 8 skippers. Initially the wind was for a course on the east bank but it shifted before the start of racing to be across the corner of the lake, with a large wind shadow from the three trees.
The course was set for the south shore with 2 start lines needed as the wind continued to shift more easterly
Mike Williams retired before the first race with intermittent radio problems.
Chris Graves was sporting a new suit of moulded sails; he was leading the first race but went for the wrong finish line only finished third; a result which, in retrospect, cost him the series.
It was generally s tale of 2 fleets, Rob Wilson, Chris Graves and Dave Rigby in the vanguard, and Peter Cogill, Geoff Keighley and Greg Codling in the rear, with newcomer Peter Mellen.
Rob won from Chris and Dave, had Chris won the first race he would have won overall.
By general agreement, racing Finished for 1pm.
We were delighted to welcome back Mick Cooper on his crutches after his op
Report Peter Cogill (OOD)