Hot as a chilli pepper, was how you may describe it today, But 10 skippers showed armed with different types of lotion and wide brimmed hats, It could have been 11 but Pete H 60 his winch packed up before racing started ,,, You will forgive me for saying it was fantastic racing but it was.
Roger B and Chris G set up a great course on the South bank, that was a lovely mixture of dried grass ( no rain for weeks ) and Canadian geese shit, which for the most part had dried out thank goodness, Still a few missing, from the regulars, 3 regulars went of to Manor Park to get some practice in for the upcoming DF 95 Nationals in two weeks time at Milton Keynes , Darin turned up with the family after having a pleasant day out round Newark. But on to the racing and 1st race bullet was Mick C 46 , At the top end of the beat it was quite fluky all morning and this was where you could go from hero to ( yes you guessed it ) in just a few seconds, Kevin E 02 was having a good time with his light airs flyer the Pikanto, and I am sure this boat in his hands will get better and better. It is certainly a bit of an art, sailing in light weather, and needs a fair bit of practice and sometimes quite a bit of luck, the racing was tight throughout the fleet and everybody had a battle on their hands, Mick C 46 seemed to just have the edge downwind with his top secret downwind setup, and Pete W 65 was very strong on upwind shifts, at the end of the morning it was a right royal battle with the two Venti’s with Pete W 65 just taking the top spot on countback. Rob W 97 took third spot and Dave R 57 got fourth spot.
A great mornings racing so thanks to everybody for making it all happen , and once again well done to Pete W 65 for the win