Racing got underway soon after 12:00 after Peter had rearranged all of the marks following the recent ice which had moved everything around. There was a decent Top suit breeze from the far end with occasional gusts causing some nose diving at times and plenty of shifts to gain (or lose) places on the course.
Peter took the win in Race 1 after splitting from Martin and John at the leeward gate before the finish, then catching a significant lift to jump from third to first. John then took races 2, 3 and 5, with Peter picking up race 4 and Martin race 6 and a short break. After the break, Peter took 5 of the 6 races sailed, with Martin managing to pick up one win to spoil the run.
John retired after seven races as he was suffering with a bad leak and spent the time identifying the cause. Charles and Martin also unfortunately lost a few races each after losing contact with their boats. There was, however, plenty of close racing throughout the fleet though, with nearly all of the fleet having some time at the front.
This left Peter as clear winner after 12 races and what had been a very close first session, with Martin second and John hanging onto third even counting three DNC’s. Thanks go to Bill Culshaw for running racing at a great pace and managing to fit 12 races in before 3:30. Next week is back to racing for the IOM with race 5 of the Winter Series.
- Peter Baldwin 63 Uno 13pts
- Martin Roberts 133 Pocket Rocket 21pts
- John Brierley 84 Uno 37pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 Uno 40pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 Uno 43pts (3x3rd)
- Dave Williams 33 Uno 43pts (2x3rd)
- Charles Legg 26 Uno 59pts