A day of mixed fortunes….
Where was the promised Sunday sunshine? Campers woke to a drizzly morning and guess what – no wind!
Miraculously some finally appeared and the rescue lads were called back urgently from their early lunch in Cockermouth. The OD started the race and spinnakers even managed to fly. The second lap caused confusion as B had been moved nearer to 9 to provide a better beat. In clear air Simon/Jon developed a significant lead leaving the rest of the fleet to jostle closely for position. Graham/Sally took B to port instead of starboard but were informed by kindly sailors, recovered quickly and soon regained their original position. Others were less fortunate and dropped down the fleet. Simon/Jon were deserved winners.
After lunch (tasty steak pie) a brave OD decided to try a second race. Unfortunately this quickly developed into a drifter and finished after three legs – even that was a struggle.
Graham McKee from Dovestone was the final overall winner with Simon/Jon second, John Hardisty third and Graham/Sally winning the Waples Wine silver fleet.
For some, it was a weekend’s sailing best forgotten!