Late May Bank Holiday
Sailors were greeted with more cloud and slightly less wind than Sunday for the conclusion of the weekend series. The race officer set an excellent course for the first race which included 3 beats, numerous spinnaker legs utilising most of the Northern end of the lake. Neil who had Nick Smith crewing today led the Flying Fifteens from start to finish which gave him victory in the series without needing to sail the final race. Simon & Jon finished second in both the race and series and did not take part in the final race either. The handicap race was won by Robin & Phil in a RS 400 from Phil & Naomi in their RS 200. This gave Phil & Naomi the series win. Mike and Eric won the Gp14s from Dave & Lynn whose 3 firsts on Sunday led to victory in the Spring Cup. Mik won the Slow Handicap fleet from Jim & Poppy.
With a number of winners and places already decided some sailors decided to stay on shore and enjoy the sunshine that had broken through, those that sailed had excellent conditions and exciting racing. Mike who had Ian Preston crewing easily won the Flying Fifteen race finishing 3rd in the series. The handicap race was great for spectators as Robin & Phil battled with Mark & Joe in RS 400s positions changed throughout the race with Robin & Phil just coming out on top. This gave Mark second place in the series with Robin 3rd. Normal service resumed for Dave & Lynn as they won the GP14 race from Val & Ken. Jim & Poppy won the slow handicap race from Hazel & Izzie in a Feva giving them a series win.
Overall it was a fantastic weekends sailing 40 different boats took part including 9 Flying Fifteens and 7 GP14s. The social events were well supported and appreciated by all. Oh! who won the Rounders Match? No one has the answer but it was great fun.