M Ranking #4 @ West Kirby Sat 16/10/21

The day started with a light 6 or 7 knot breeze from the SE, giving a reasonable course sailed from the outer walkway of the Marine lake.  During the morning, the wind swung more to the South before going back again.  It never increased beyond 7 knots but did drop to 2 knots before rising again.  Finally after lunch the wind died and then returned from the SSW.  Racing was held for an hour or so whilst the course was reset and the control area run from the promenade.  This enabled an additional 6 races to be completed for a total of 14.  The top spot was never much in doubt all day with Brad Gibson getting the lions share of the race wins.  Behind him though there was close racing within the chasing group of Austin Guerrier, Darin Ballington, Rob Vice, Mark Robinson and Tony Edwards, all vying for the podium positions at different times in the day.  In the end, Tony Edwards had a good final run to finish in second, with Mark Robinson in third.

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Saturday photos courtesy of Dave Williams.  A full set of the images taken is in an Album on our Flikr pages here