19th September 2021
A quiet morning weather wise greeted the 11 skippers for round 12 and the last round in the summer series, rain was forecast, but not too many are believing the technolagy these days,, in fact flooding was forecast !!!! Racing was done on the south bank, and was probably around 2/4 knots if you were lucky from the North West, if you were unlucky you may well get a little bit of the green stuff, but that was very rare.
Rob W 97 once again showed real class taking the first three bullets with Tim H 44 and Pete W 65 doing their best to minimize damage, Chris G 11 with a nice polished B/P sailed a very conservative and consistant set of races finishing off with a fine win. Pete W 65 was sailing for the first time his new Venti and we will see much more of this design in the coming weeks at Lincoln, Brit Pops however still have the upper hand and have been around for quite a while now.
We had a small shower around 1130 but it bothered us not and soon cleared up , one or two skippers needed to leave early and racing was curtailed at 1pm and because of the long courses we only managed 7 races, we could have done with a few more knots of breeze but it is what it is, Many thanks to the OOD’s Mick and Graham and many thanks to all the helpers. Well done to Rob W for another fine win .
The Winter series Starts in October , Diary is up on the website for the first three months , Check it out