It seems an age since we had these fantastic boats out for some serious racing, but here we were 12 skippers greeted by fabulous weather conditions, top suit all the way , great breeze from the South , enabling three long beats. fast from the start was Tim H 44 closely followed home by Pete W 65 , with Jen H 69 taking third, It is amazing that with 12 skippers we had 9 different designs, Numbers were down a bit but the quality was evident and the battle for the top three places was should I say “fierce” with no quarter given or expected, Pete W 65 showed his class by winning 7 from the 11 races , Tim H 44 knows he can do better, and Dave R 57 the same , Mick C 46 did not have a great day retiring with a damaged rudder in race 10 Jen H 69 had a good consistant set of number’s and Stuart J 66 caught my eye especially with a perfectly timed port tack start and another great race in race 10 .
Colin H 54 first time out with the squiggle improved towards the end , you will see more from Colin I promise you, Mike W 74 and Kevin E 20 are improving week on week , and Mick Cooper 39 was just not at the races today , far too much Xmas pudding.
A great day of racing and the rain held off , Well done to all the helpers and especially well done to Pete W 65 for the win, The next round could be very exciting , don’t miss it . 22nd January .