Back to it
An early clear out of the club grounds by visitors, a transfer of some boats from the back field, and, suddenly, normality seemed to return to the club.
Despite a lack of wind in the morning, Kayla was assured that the sea breeze would make Mike’s trip back up to the club worthwhile.
Sure enough, a light sw breeze came in for the afternoon racing. In the first race, Pam led the way in her Mirror while the other fleets followed. It was only on the final beat where she was passed by Steve/Ruth and Mike/Kayla.
In the following race, Steve/Ruth led, beating Neil by almost 3mins. Banter sailed well to finish 3rd, as did Pam who came in 5th in a fleet of nine boats.
Sunday’s racing was held in slightly stronger winds, but Steve whinged that the course was an asymmetric benefit as he finished a couple of mins behind Scumper on handicap. Stacey in her Europe finished a creditable 3rd ahead of Neil in his Laser. Steve leads the series.
Mike/Kayla lead their F15 series after beating Ian/Lezli-Ann in both races.
The GP results were more mixed with wins for Val/Ken and Dave/Lynn, while Alastair/Claire had a good race finishing 2nd as Alan/Sue slipped back to 4th – perhaps the tables are turning?!
Sunday afternoon’s race was a pennant in aid of the Jubilee Sailing Trust. As ever, the course took the fleet around the lake. Despite the good wind, Sale Fell caused some issues in the narrows at Scarness, and again as the boats sailed under the hill at 14. Despite Steve/Ruth pulling out a big lead, Dave/Lynn took advantage of the changeable conditions to nibble away at it and finish just a minute behind on handicap. Scumper was 3rd and Mike/Kayla 4th