The wind for today’s race came from a very unusual direction for the lake, a Northerly that moved more towards the North East as the afternoon went on.
A decent fleet of 8 skippers that included , TS2, Fractel, Widget and BritPOP! designs, all skippers sailed in the A rig. The course was adjusted by Peter Baldwin, thanks Peter, and it proved to be a really decent course given the wind direction.
It was all about sniffing out the very few and very short Port shifts for the first 7 races before the break, after the break the wind swung around a touch more towards the East that gave more of reaching first leg and it was then about how you handled the gusts.
With 12 races completed, it was Brad Gibson sailing a Craig Smith designed TS2 with 3 wins that won the day, other race winners were, Martin Roberts (4), Graham Elliott (2), and Bill Culshaw, Peter Baldwin and Alan Watkinson all with one win each.
Many thanks to Bernie for running the show yet again.
1st Brad Gibson TS2 23pts 3 wins
2nd Graham Elliott Fractel 24pts 2wins
3rd Martin Roberts Widget 27pts 4wins
4th Bill Culshaw Britpop! 30pts 1win
5th Peter Baldwin Britpop! 40pts 1win
6th Andrew Peter V9 48pts
7th Alan Watkinson Britpop! 64pts 1win
8th Neil Westbrook Widget 66pts
after 12 races