The start of half term, another Bank Holiday, and another camping weekend resulted in the unusual sight of a revision/homework table in the clubhouse on Friday night.
Saturday was delightfully sunny, and despite a forecast for very light airs, the wind did fill in to get racing underway. However, it was neither steady in direction or strength, and there were various lulls for sailors to contend with, along with occasional planing conditions.
Dave/Lynn and Scumper/Zefer mastered the varying conditions and each secured two wins in their respective fleets. In the F15s, Mike/Kayla and Ian M each had a win, while Jim C won the only race in the slow handicap fleet
A communal barbeque on Saturday night proved very popular.
Blue skies were the order of the day for Sunday, with slightly greater wind strength than Saturday, though just as shifty and inconsistent in strength! Another good turnout of 32 boats including, notably, six Mirrors with an abundance of junior crews. Ian P has been enjoying his exploits in a Mirror, but has a bit of tweaking to do to ensure his rudder stays attached to the hull! Could it be true that ‘interaction’ between a Mirror and some F15s led to some tearful kids?…
Ian/Elaine took the honours in the first F15 race, but Simon/Jon went on to win the next two. Dave/Lynn had a clean sweep in the GPs. Jim/Poppy won the first race in the slow handicap fleet, while Andy took the next two in a Mirror. In the fast handicap fleet, results were a lot less consistent with Robbie D/Josh, Mark/Emma, and Scumper each winning a race.
The Hunter’s curry night was a sellout success raising £500 in aid of charity Asha, and may have led to more wind on Monday!
Monday turned out bright again, with a stronger, though still extremely variable, breeze from the NE for the final two races in the weekend series. Andy/Phil won both GP races, but Dave/Lynn 2nd was enough to win the series. In the F15s, Simon/Jon had a 1st and 2nd to take the series ahead of Neil/Rory. Scumper and Alex/Olivia both won a races, but Robbie D/Banter’s 2nd and 3rd won them the series, as did Jim/Poppy’s 1st in the slow handicap fleet.
AJ had some coaching from the F15 fleet over lunchtime and he moved up to 3rd in the last race. Perhaps he should have taken advice sooner?…
Overall an excellent bank holiday weekend.