Racing Sunday 6th November

If you didn’t race today you missed a cracker. Nine boats out for the morning race is an excellent turnout and the weather turned from being a bit grey and Northerly to being bright and Northerly with an excellent breeze blowing.

The Morning race was won by Richard Hope in his new boat and new crew, Mike, both of which seem to be helping in overcoming his natural inability to sail! Second were Geoff and Keith who were fortunate that third  placed boat (me and Kevin) had spent too much time before the start sorting out the World economy and consequently  missed the start. Otherwise I am sure we would have won!! The two Simons, who one would normally expect to be up front, did the decent thing and had a problem with their spinnaker resulting in a 10 minute re-rig on the water. A cracking race with places swapping all the way through the fleet. It was good to see Mark Dannett out in Geoff Wilkinson’s old boat which is indecently fast.

The Afternoon race was again a great race with honours once again going to Richard and Mike (oh no!) with the two Simons coming second and 3683  third. Lots of very close racing once again through the fleet. It is what Fleet Racing is about, spread the word!!

Sorry not to provide more detail, maybe someone (Dave Hope) could add the complete results.

Come next Sunday, water is fine and we can still launch.



 

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