A sunny afternoon with good winds had 15 boats on the water across three fleets, and they all had clean starts. There were a few boats that capsized and subsequently retired, though others soldiered on and will no doubt sleep well after the day’s exertions!
Val/Ken had some good racing with Mike/Eric in the GPs, but they lost out on the final beat in the first race when they were caught port and starboard by Mike. They didn’t make the same mistake in the next race, finishing with a good lead.
Sandy/Douglas had two straight wins from Mik in the Mirrors. It was the single handers of Tony in a Solo, and Peter in a Laser that each had a win in the handicap fleet.
None of the day’s results affected the overall leaders in the series
Sunday started much more overcast but the sun came out in the end. There were good winds again but very few takers.
Val/Ken had some gear problems but managed to hold off Alan/Sue, while in the Handicap fleet Peter in his Laser beat Mike in a Streaker by a good margin.
The afternoon race was the Albert Bates Retirement pennant. However the course kept the fleet in the northern bay with the small potential for typical flukey airs as the course had one beat to mark 8 in the shade of Sale Fell.
Rory/Eleanor won on handicap in a F15, with Alan and birthday girl Sue 2nd having been forced to tack off from Val/Ken on to a better tack!
The race counts towards Sandra’s Salver for female crews, and Eleanor’s 1st puts her into the lead