8 skippers, 5 different designs, loads of wind and even more rain, thanks to the French named storm Alex that hit us and hit us hard. All skippers opted for the reduced height 2nd suits for the start.
Once again it was Brad Gibson that set the early pace with Graham Elliott trying his hardest to hunt him down. 6 races before a quick dry off and a change of batteries then back out for another soaking, the wind started to increase for the remaining 4 races and a few skippers opted to change down a rig, this did seem to be the correct choice, especially on the downwind legs.
In the end it was Brad Gibson who won 7 races that came out top of the pile, followed by John Brierley and Graham Elliott. 4 race winners today that included the top 3 and also David Potter.
Great to see the class expanding within the club and probably the best 5 designs available all sailing today.
Many thanks to Bernie for standing out in the pouring rain all afternoon so we could all have fun doing our sport.
- Brad Gibson 9 Electronica 9pts ( 7 wins )
- John Brierley 84 Uno 20pts ( 1 win )
- Graham Elliot 55 Argon 22pts ( 1 win )
- David Potter 20 Pocket Rocket 25pts ( 1 win )
- Neil Westbrook 03 Pocket Rocket 40pts 1 x 2nd
- Peter Baldwin 63 Pocket Rocket 40pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 Scurry 48pts
- Dave Williams 33 Pocket Rocket 71pts
After 10 soggy races