Hey what a day , eleven skippers showed up and were very well rewarded with some excellent racing along the South Bank, you could say the weather forecast would have been better for Duck racing, but we donned our skins and got started. Rob Mike and Mick got the groundwork done and we were ready for the off, it was definitely top suit all the way, and with the bushes trimmed we could see the start line with ease, Graham Keighley, was on form winning the first race with his brit pop , and the summer series winner Dave Boy Rigby, was not too far behind, Darin B who had travelled probably the furthest on the day , took third, and that was to be his worst result of the morning, going on to win the next three with Pete W 65 struggling to find the speed required, to overhaul this past master of One metre racing.
The fleet were having battles that was great to watch as the breeze increased gradually throughout the morning, race four saw Mick C 46 take a good win after some private tutoring in the clubhouse, but hten went to pot in the next two races, one or two calls for starboard from Mick Cooper 39 were way off the mark, Kevin E 20 had patch problems in race one but very quickly sorted it all out. We kinda forgot about the rain as the breeze increased to dive stations in race 6 but abated enough for one last race, before we all helped put the gear away in bright sunshine.
Very well done to Darin for his emphatic win, but more important was the way the racing was conducted, in a friendly and good natured manner that makes it a pleasure to race at Lincoln, Just one more interesting point 3rd place was won on countback as you can see, which confirms how tight the racing is.
If you think your good enough and nice enough to come race at Lincoln, come and give it a try, visitors are always welcome .