Flags or Signals?
Light winds and sunshine was forecast – didn’t really get much of either! The sun did come out from time to time, and there was a pleasant light breeze before the start, but an over eager handicap fleet (or was it the commodore?!) led to a general recall for which two sound signals were heard but no sign of the flag! Just as well everyone knows what was meant. However, the delay caused by the restart resulted in the slight breeze that was there faded. Shunty and Ruth were first to the windward mark, followed by Neil and Judith and both boats continued to open up their lead for the rest of the race while William and Elaine fought with Robbie D in his laser for best of the zephyrs that trickled across the lake from time to time
Surprisingly the fleet headed out for the second race, but, as it turned out, the wind filled in, was light but did hold. The short, simple triangle of a course worked well and safeguarded against the wind dying again