It was one of those evenings when even the seasoned sailors couldn’t work out the wind direction. It started SW and ended NE. The OD went for a diamond course A-B-5-4 in an area where the wind had filled in – to a degree.
Again there was a super turnout of 21 boats. From the heavily starboard biased startline John & Jenny in the L2000 got away first but, rounding the windward mark it was the GPs to the fore with Mike & Eric battling out front with Val & Ken. But, by the end of the crawl to B, the single handers had taken up the running.
Then it became a lottery and, as the vespers filed in from the North, Neil took the initiative in his Laser. With wind astern the slower boats benefitted first and Matthew’s Feva, Andy’s Mirror and Cameron’s Oppy all appeared to move up.
The OD wisely went for a single lap race. Neil was first over the line followed by marathon-man Reekie in the Solo and Dave & Lynn in the GP. Don’t ask me who followed? It was a boat a second – and I was shouting the times!
Kayla was on food duty and all were ready and waiting for her offerings.