Wow what a cracking day, forecast on the Friday may have scared a few, but for the 17 skippers who turned out they were rewarded in spades, Roger B and Glen C were out in the boat early and sorted the course out, on the East bank for sure .
Bit of a toss up whether it was A or B and everybody having a bit of a nose job to see who had what, Pete W65 had gone for A and Mick C46 had gone for B, now we were confused, Mick C 46 went up the first beat like a rocket but fell foul of a Port tacker, that just about ended his race, but he bounced back , to a second place , Pete W 65 went on to win , with OOD roger B 448 taking second spot , great performance Roger, Some then changed rigs including Mick C 46, but hey ho whatever rig you were on it needed the right trim, and the top two Jen H 69 and Pete W 65 certainly had that, They dominated from start to finish, but I have to say I saw some great races in this highly competitive fleet, Roger B 448 sailed out of his skin, to gain third spot, and even took the one remaining win that the two leaders had left. Geoff Streeter 580 in a B rig all the way, got a second, third, and a fifth, probably his best performance to date , again well done Geoff, Kevin E 02 is gradually climbing the the leader board, Mick Cooper 53 I taught him to sail not 5 years ago!!!!! and now he is knocking on the door !!!!!!, We also had two newbies to the DF 95 fleet Jeff F 10 Jeff had problems with his eyes in the bright sun , and Colin T 301, showed what he can do in a one design boat, so look out for him in future, Alan N 438 started well but had a problem after race 4 , Mike W 76 also was going well until a problem forced him to the sidelines .
him out I can go on about the abilities standard rising week on week , Today was pretty tough on competitors and gear, it was a long course using most of the East bank and everybody did brilliantly.
Top Marks to Jen H 69 for a superb performance who won on countback , no matter , she is now one to beat and if you need some set up tips , her boat is number 69 ,
Many thanks to all for a fantastic mornings racing , and for all the help getting the gear put away.
Trim Trim and Trim was the word today .