26/27 Sept

Saturday’s forecast light westerly breeze came in on cue, together with some afternoon sunshine resulting in  a pleasant afternoon’s sailing. The gusts that came through were patchy and Robbie D and Big E kept being caught up by William and Ruth, but it was the GPs that benefited from the conditions and Val and Ken Bell continued their form from last weekend to take two firsts in the Tinker Trophy (not that there was a Tinker in sight as they, of course, were here last weekend!). The results were close though, as there was just 8 secs separating 5 boats in the first race.

The was supposed to be similar today, but it freshened from time to time. This time Robbie D broke away and won with over one minute lead per lap from Val. Her 2nd place was enough to ensure no-one could beat her overall in the 4th and final race of the series.

The wind was similar for the final race and Robbie D again mastered the conditions to win by a min/lap but this time it was from Scumper in his Laser, with Val 3rd. Overall a good turnout of 22 boats over the course of the weekend series. Hopefully this won’t change and put Val off her dancing this week!!

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