The forecast force 4/5 was not to be on Saturday which offered a light southerly for the small fleet of boats. Perhaps the drizzly conditions had dampened enthusiasm?
Shortly after the first start the breeze eased to nigh on drifting conditions with boats relying on the intermittent zephyrs that passed over the course from a variety of directions!
In the F15s, Mike/Kayla took and early lead which they strengthened over time, but lost to Ian C/Lezli-Ann as they waited for their next zephyr. By the end of the beat Mike took the lead again, with Ian M/Elaine pulling through to 2nd. Ian and Joyce were the only contenders in the Handicap fleet, and Ian took the honours despite trying to avoid getting embroiled in the F15 fleet.
Dave crewed for Lynn in the GPs, and she managed to give Mike/Eric some strong challenges, though Mike did secure the lead over the finish line.
With no prospect of the wind filling in again, and little enthusiasm, the 2nd race was not sailed.
Saturday’s rain continued through the night but dried up in time for Sunday racing. There was a general recall for the Handicap fleet, but they were all clear on the second start which was held in a fresh southerly which resulted in just one capsize before easing to near drifting conditions.
Mike/Kayla and Mike/Eric again took wins in the F15s and GPs respectively. Steve/Ruth in a Merlin won the Handicap fleet ahead of Jim/Poppy in their Hartley.
The afternoon race was the Eric Twiname Trust pennant, typically held around the lake but as marks beyond Scarness are yet to be laid it was held in the bay, perhaps fortunately as the wind again eased causing some bunching on the finish line, and throwing handicaps into disarray. Steve/Ruth were first across the line, but on Handicap the honours went to Toggle in his Solo just 9 secs ahead of Dave/Lynn.
Lynn leads the Sandra’s Salver series.