Finally the weathermen and women got the prediction right, it was a miserable day,with drizzle all morning, but the racing was yet again second to none. Everybody mucked in to get the course sorted and bouys moved so we could race on the favored East Bank and with the South westerly around 8 knots it was perfect.Mick Ch 46 having changed just about everything at the recent Nationals, except the winch, had a winch problem and missed the first two races changing it.
Dave D 32 got off to a flyer in the first race and it was clear he was going to give Keith H 39 a run for his money, Keith got the second place, and in the following race the fortunes were reversed, Mick C 53 showed well in race one with a third, both hands on the tranny in this one, Mike W 76 got the third in race two.
It really was a battle up front but but Jen H 69 was pushing the boys hard and kept in touch with a couple of thirds, also showing well was Peter C 110 who had some great results over the middle part of the session, Mick C 46 thought the tide had turned in race 5 when he got the win, and another in race 8 but on the day he was just not consistant enough to feature in the final standing , unlike Keith and Dave who continued to put down great results apart from race 6 and 7 when Dave D also appeard to have problems.
Billy Mac 452 on a rare visit ( he moved to Cambridge ) showed well , but we all need just a bit more consistancy to get anywhere near the top three, it could have been closer, but at the end of the day Keith took the honours, and with the win last week in the IOM’s he is the boy to beat at Lincoln
Congratulations to Keith , for the win and all the skippers for keeping going to the end, the drizzle never for once dampened our spirit, and we all vowed to do better next time , Thanks also to all the helpers getting board out and dingy in and out, and also to ED who turned out wityh the dog to help with the scoring .