Saturday started with another well attended training session. The wind, though patchy initially, filled in from the north west and backed to the west as the afternoon went on.
There was a good mix of boats across the four fleets, together with some close racing. There was a few capsizes, mainly by Ethan getting to grips with his 600, and a couple of groundings by two F15s! The shifting winds turned broad reaches into close reaches and even beats, but it helped test the sailors skills.
On Sunday, the Bass micro climate again beat the forecast and, though lighter, the wind filled in from the north west, and after a short postponement, racing got underway. The breeze was light and shifty and backed to the west, strengthening slightly in the afternoon for the Albert Bates Retirement Trophy, typically sailed around the lake, but contained in the bay due to the likelihood of the wind fading.
Robbie D/Erin in an RS400 led the fleet across the finish line but, on handicap, Steve/Ruth won in their Merlin ahead of Dave/Lynn and Mike/Eric in GPs.
Next weekend we are taking part in the RYA Push the Boat Out campaign to get more people on the water, so encourage your friends and colleagues to come down and take part and experience life on the water.