DragonForce Winter Series#3 16/1/19

On arrival in heavy rain, there appeared to be a good 8-10 knots with strong gusts coming generally down the lake and so everyone decided to opt for A Rig.  By the time that the course was being set, the rain had stopped and taken a lot of the wind with it.  All 8 sailors decided to stay with A Rig as the wind was likely to pick up again before racing finished.  After a few heavy showers, the rain stopped and the wind increased a little, but came from numerous directions but mostly from a WSW direction.  In the end 9 races were completed before everyone decided that a warm drink was required.

Some social racing was undertaken after lunch in a good 10 knots straight down the lake in nearly full sun with 5 boats taking part.

1st.        Peter Baldwin       9pts
2nd.      Neil Westbrook   12pts
3rd.       John Brierley        15pts (gear failure for last two races)
4th       Andrew Peter        20pts
5th       Sally Collings        24pts (1x1st)
6th.       Alan Watkinson  24pts (2x2nd)
5th.      Dave Williams         24pts (1x2nd)
6th.       Richard Walker      33pts

9 races sailed, 2 discards