With the wind coming over the factory from the top end of the lake, Peter donned the waders to move the marks around setting the windward mark near the far wall, a port rounding to the spreader and then down through a gate at the Clubhouse corner of the lake and the usual finish half way up the lake.
A good turnout of fifteen sailors including new members Dave and Steve from Southport decided the rig to use was A+. Racing was to be with each competitor dropping out of a race to act as race officer. Peter took the first race with John and Andrew close behind. Many of the sailors had trouble judging the windward mark with many appointments being made at Specsavers after racing. Peter dropped out of two races to assist on the start line and finish line. Five other skippers skippers managed to be first over the finish line but nobody managed to get the better of Peter, who had the highest number of wins today.
Eleven races were held before lunch was called.
1st Peter Baldwin 12.6 pts 4wins
2nd James Douglas 25.8 pts 2 wins
3rd Andrew Potter 30 pts 2 wins
4th Alan Watkinson 32.6 pts 1 win
5th Neil Westbrook 37.1 pts. 1 win
6th John Carlin 38.2 pts. 2 x 2nds
7th Clive Warren 38.2 pts
8th Don MacKinnon 45 pts 1 win
9th Simon Bates 70.8 pts
10th Frans King 76.4 pts
11th Dave Williams 78.3 pts
12th Malcolm Harvey 86 pts
13th Dave Jessop 100.1 pts
14th Steve Jessop 101.2 pts
15th Stan Metcalf 108 pts
There was then a short set of races as a DF95 tune up race for the TT this weekend at Southport.
The same course was used but with two laps. Alan unfortunately had battery problems and was unable to compete with his 95, but took over Dave’s boat.
John took the first race but Peter then managed the next four, with Neil having a good sail taking two seconds and two thirds.
1st Peter Baldwin 4 pts 4 wins
2nd John Brierley 7 pts 1 win
3rd Neil Westbrook 12 pts
4th John Carlin 16 pts
5th Clive Warren 17 pts
6th Williams/Watkinson 19pts
Many thanks to Dave for working out the scores, which had to include averaging for most of the fleet with 2 sailors who didn’t do a duty.