Six skippers arrived to virtually no wind and no race team. Everyone worked together to get everything ready to race, Pete W set a course with varying angled beats to allow for the shifting wind. Assistance was given on boat set up prior to getting underway .
The day was to be a battle between Pete W and Dave R who won all the races bar one between them. The weed certainly played its part in the race results but did not materially effect the overall results.
After four races Pete held a slender lead over Dave with Geoff having some great results including two seconds. The battle behind Pete and Dave was to continue all day with all having purple patches at the sharp end on the fleet.
The veering wind forced and early coffee break to move the course onto the clubhouse bank. Fortunately the wind also freshened giving a great second session of racing with the wind at the top end of A Plus at times.
Pete and Dave continued to trade blows until race nine when they both fell foul to the dreaded weed early in the race, Mike did not need a second invitation seizing his chance of a win breaking the stranglehold of Dave and Pete. Race ten onwards saw normal service resumed and Roger suddenly found some speed having found himself a little rusty after his holidays.
Pete sailed extremely well securing more wins and edged Dave to take the win, congratulations to him on the win. Behind the racing remained close and Rogers resurgence in the latter races allowed him to take third from Mike W .
A great morning racing was had by all in a great spirit with great competition and banter amongst all.
Results by Peter H , and write up from Dave Rigby
Final positions will be published for the series in a couple of days