A drizzly, damp day with light winds were the order of the day for the first couple of races in the October Series which is for all classes and sailed on a personal and fleet handicap basis.
Mik Chappell got clean off the start line in the first race and sailed well to finish 3rd on fleet handicap. Although Ian Campbell/Lezli-Ann Pearson were first to the windward mark, Ethan/Robin Dawson took the best line down to the next mark, took the lead, and there was no way Ethan was going to let go of it. He went on to win the race on fleet and personal handicap! Ian stayed on Ethan’s tail, and despite opening old wounds by hitting his head on the spinnaker pole in the same place s last week, finished 2nd on fleet handicap.
In the next race, the drizzle eased and the wind freshened a little. This time Ethan was to-ing and fro-ing with John/Janis Halliday, though on handicap Ethan again won both races. The F15s had numerous place changes also, with Tim Chittenden/Ian Macpherson taking 2nd on fleet handicap from Ian Campbell.