Wow , great racing at Lincoln, Round two of the summer series gave us wall to wall sunshine a steady South Westerly around 10 knots, in fact not far off perfect conditions for racing off the East Bank.
12 skippers turned up OOD Mick C 46 explained the finishing process, and the new Windex Mod designed and modded by two top skippers at the club to help skippers lay a decent start line, and then we were racing. Mick C 46 took the first bullet, with the orange fast machine of Jen H 69 getting second place and Mike W 76 getting a well deserved third.
The Beat was perfect and with three beats full length, each race took some time, and you could not afford to stray to far from the rumb line, or else you were liable to get caught out, especially if you went to far on port, you just got sucked into a lift all the way and eventually had nothing to come back on, on starboard, good performances were being put in by Roger B 74, and it was great to see Gordon B 23 back after undergoing cataract surgery, only one eye for now, he explained because of a retina problem all straight lines appeared curved, ,,,, Start line nightmare, well done Gordon I know you enjoyed your day.
Dave R 180 always red hot, was doing his best to disrupt the sharp end, with some great racing ,Peter C110 admitted he was having a bad day, great to see Geoff S 580 back after his cruise, Pete W 26 started well but by race 6 he was down the road with problems. Ed W 31 despite Jens attention to his rig and Mouthy Micks advice with the transmitter ( gentle thumbs )was having a real bad day, Alan N 232 improved as the morning went on, Keith H 669 took four wins on the day, to Mick C 46 three, but consistency, finally gave the mornings win to Mick C 46 .so many congratulations to him, and in fact all skippers and helpers who made the mornings racing so enjoyable.
What finally made the morning was Peter H came along with his two grandchildren Charlotte and William aged around 7/8 I guess And Roger and Jen let them have a go with their boats, when there was a break in sailing , it made their day I am sure and they are welcome anytime , Start em young , and Lincoln are doing that for sure.