A very light North Easterly greeted thirteen skippers, for this Memorial event, and Pete Walters who took the duty on in the absence of someone official, decided that we start racing on the East bank, Peter Helen turned up to do the scoring, and it all worked out very well.
Mick C 46 took the first bullet, with Rob W 97 a close 2nd and the pink Lady Jen H 69 taking 3rd spot, we had two or three races on the East bank before moving to the South bank as the wind had veered but quite a few degrees. race three had Pete W 65 in first , which turned out the first of 7 bullets during the day, His Venti design showing lots a pace and once free of the start line was going to be hard to catch.
The racing was extremely close and very competitive, in the light and fluky wind, but just after coffee break we had another couple of knots wind which helped keep you going, Jen H 69 was sailing very well and at times , like in race’s 6 & 7 with back to back wins was coasting. Last years winner Steve Haywood 57 was giving it everything he had to try and get on terms , but today the Venti’s came out on top, It was fantastic racing in a great spirit, and in warm sunshine .
We were pleased that Grainne Lambert was on hand to present the prizes and we have a new name on the trophy 7 different names in 7 yeas so not bad going , There was also a Silver salvor prize donated by Chaz Jordon, and three raffle prizes awarded to those who stayed the distance .
Many congratulations to the winner Pete W 65 on his win , and also to everybody who helped and Peter Helen who did the scoring and start line for us .