Fleet Challenge A 2019
While the south of the country basked in some summer sunshine, Bassenthwaite was not quite so fortunate, as it was overcast and threatening rain showers all afternoon. Sailing wise, there was a pleasant force 2/3 to keep the boats moving. Zefer in a Laser led both races on the water, but was always trying to shake off Joan/Jack in a GP. They each won a race on a fleet handicap basis, but with this series being calculated on a personal handicap basis, the honours for both races went to the ever improving Paul Gannon in a Laser Radial. Jonathan/Henry in their RS200 finished 2nd in the first race, and Ian in a Solo 2nd in the second race.
Sunday’s wind strength was enough to discourage the various helms that turned up, so racing was cancelled. That didn’t stop Steve going for a sail up to mark 11 (Ruth was somewhat less enthusiastic!)
For any member that knew Alan Nicholson, we have just learned that his widow Jean died on Tuesday. Her funeral is being held in Guildford on Tuesday 11th June.