Another glorious day with a reasonable wind better than forecast. The Jimmy Lancaster Memorial Trophy was Sunday afternoon’s race which took the fleet around the lake, and with a SW wind, as ever, Sale Fell had its effect on proceedings.
Steve Hunt/Ruth Critchley in a Merlin broke away from the fleet early and secured a good lead, however taking the middle route down the lake proved not to be the way when the wind died on them, and Joan/Jack Hardie in RS200 took the lead. Well for a while at least, because on the way back, it was Mike Moore/Kayla Sheard in F15 that were first boat back into the Northern bay, and they held the lead to the finish.
Having sailed her Solo in the morning, Val Bell had a change of boat and, unusually, crewed for Keith Thomas in a F15.
When the fleet handicaps were calculated Mike had beaten Joan by 40secs, with Steve 3rd and Scumper 4th
The 1st for Mike also counts towards Sandra’s Salver for his crew Kayla, putting her in the lead in that series, which is specifically for female crews.