There were 8 RG65’s (but no DF65’s) for the first in this Summer Series of races now that restrictions are easing and Saturday attendances typically less than the limit of 18 entries. Unfortunately, the sailors were greeted to a light and fickle breeze that couldn’t make up its mind whether to blow from the East or West.
The first race was started near to the clubhouse, but ended up being a broad reach to start, although most points of sailing were covered during the race, with John Brierley taking the first win of the day. The fleet then moved ends to start in the opposite direction for race 2, which was taken by Dave Williams in his new Uno on its second outing. Races 3 and 4 went to Graham Elliott sailing the Electronics after servo issues in the Argon meant a retirement in Race 2. By now (and after an early refreshment break) the wind had picked up to a 5 or 6 knot WNW breeze with some good shifts and variations in pressure around the course. Martin Roberts took his only win in Race 5 and then John had his second in Race 6. The afternoon ended with Graham mopping up the last three races and the afternoon. Martin’s consistency gave him second, just one point ahead of John in third.
Thanks as usual go to Bernie for running the racing and scoring for us.
- Graham Elliott 9 electronica 9pts 5 wins
- Martin Roberts 184 pocket rocket 17pts 1 win
- John Brierley 84 uno 18pts 2 wins
- Dave Williams 33 uno 23pts 1 win
- Peter Baldwin 63 pocket rocket 27pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 pocket rocket 35pts
- Charles Legg 26 uno 42pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 scurry 48pts
After 9 races.