Glorious Evening for a Sail
A superb turnout of 25 participants in the Ladies, Seniors, Juniors and Crews race were met with wall to wall sunshine and a true South Westerly force 3 wind. The OD, Jonathan Anson, decided there was no need to move the Committee Boat from its mooring and set a line with a beat to 8 followed by a broad reach to A another reach to 1 and a tight reach back to 0 which was moved close to the flying fifteen moorings.
Sue Watson in a GP got the best start at the starboard end, showing crew Alan how it should be done. The front of the fleet was then contested by Julie Rolle in a fifteen, Neil Garrison in his Laser, Jack Hardie in the 200 and Mike Fairlamb sailing his Streaker. Pam and Mik were having a good race in the Mirrors until Mik’s mainsheet wrapped around mark A when gybing causing him to capsize and retire. The faster boats sailed 3 laps and the slower boats 2, all were finished within 1 hour and retired to the clubhouse for an excellent meal.
After the results were processed Mike Fairlamb won overall and was 1st senior, Sue Watson finished a magnificent 2nd overall and was first lady, or was she a crew, Ken Bell finished 5th and was first crew and Hazel Newport just pipped Harry Binns to claim the junior prize. All agreed it was a great evenngs sailing and dining.