There was a wealth of experience in the committee boat – two trustees and all three past commodores – must be more than 100 years sailing experience, and probably 200 years in age! But did it help?
Racing was delayed waiting for some members held up in M6 traffic. Mike Moore made it, but his crew had already been borrowed by William.
With a good SW wind, the courses all seemed to hug the shadow of Sale Fell, so there were inevitable dull patches throughout the course. However, there were some good reaches at times to make up for it.
It seemed to be a day to keep the rescue crews on there toes, with most, if not all, of the single handers capsizing at some point in the afternoon.
There were a couple of minor gear failures that caused helms to capsize – Dan Marskell went in on the start line when his main sheet went, and former member Andrew Nuttall had a spectacular capsize on a reach when his toe straps broke. What a fun way to get back to grips with the sport!
Tomorrow should be sunny and slightly less windy – let’s wait and see whether the forecast is right!