An interesting 7-10mph wind blowing down Gautby Road greeted the 8 skippers on this sunny Saturday afternoon.
It was John Brierley that started well with 4 second places and a win in the first 5 races, but unfortunately he then had to retire from the day with radio problems. Bill then showed some great pace and finally started to react to the wind shifts to take wins in races 4 and 7. Lawrence also showing some great form with a brace of seconds in races 6 and 8. Charles after a difficult start and some repairs at the start of the afternoon improved greatly in the final 5 races even if the results do not show this improvement, it was there.
It was Martin that took top honours with a strong finish winning 3 of the final 4 races finally showing his skills within this class under these conditions.
5 different race winners from the 11 races sailed with some extremely close 3 boat finishes to keep Jack on his toes all afternoon.
Many thanks to Peter for setting the buoys and Martin for trimming them after race 3 when the wind swung round a few degrees also thanks to Jack and Bernie for starting and finishing.
- Martin Roberts 55 Widget 18pts 4 wins
- Graham Elliott 65 Italico 23pts 3 wins
- Bill Culshaw 21 BritPOP! 27pts 2 wins
- Peter Baldwin 63 Lintel MMX 28pts 1 win
- Lawrence Drennan 57 BritPOP! 39pts
- John Brierley 84 BritPOP! 43pts 1 win
- Neil Westbrook 03 Widget 45pts
- Charles Legg 25 Rubix 64pts
After 11 races
The next two weeks are joint RG65 and DF65 with an 11am start time. If you are planning on sailing please pre-register for all races with Graham Elliott to avoid disappointment on the day.