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Summer series (Day 10) A welcome change ...

With 6 boats on the start line to include a welcome return for John and Susan Sharman and entries from two visiting Fleetwood skippers the racing promised to be serious and so it proved. The course, painstakingly set out by John Sharman needed alteration within the first two races as the wind swung from the South round to the East ... and back again! Almost every start was preceded by the 'Change of course' warning. But it worked. No fewer than 16 races were completed with tremendous results all the way through the fleet. Every skipper, with only one exception, enjoyed at least 5 top 3 finishes. John Sharman took overall first place from Hugo Chandor, the two separated by only 6 points afte

Summer series (Day 9)

Challenges in abundance once again, as the peculiarities of the lake exact their toll on the innocent. Three skippers, Richard Whittle (GBR 801), Fran Fairclough (GBR 701) and Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) arrived to do battle with light winds forecast for the entire day. Certainly the A rig was the sail of choice but with the breezes coming in from behind the clubhouse wind shadows and pockets were always going to make the conditions interesting. Another wonderful days racing saw Hugo Chandor take the day with 2nd place going to Richard Whittle. Interesting to note that all skippers enjoyed at least one win and both Whittle and Fairclough shared nine 2nd places almost equally resulting in yet more

Summer Series (Day 8)

Still summer, but this seemed noticeably more autumnal. With driving rain at times and gusts that forced rapid changes from B to C rigs the day held promise of a tough days racing for those that braved the elements. The hardy four turned up as always and enjoyed a good course and some terriffic racing with yet more photo finishes. Once again every skipper enjoyed 2nd place finishes with two skippers consistently competing for the bullets. Richard Whittle (GBR 801) took four 1st place finishes but that was not enough, this time, to take the overall win from Hugo Chandor (GBR 455). Racing should be tight on the following two Sundays. Being the final two to decide the Summer Series, Whittle and

Summer Series (Day 7) Southern gremlins ...

What a bizarre days sailing. Bizarre, challenging, yet as always, great fun. With only 4 skippers on the start line for most of the day - we were delighted to welcome two guests for some of the races - the racing was always going to be tight, but conditions made the results a lottery. The start line was set below the viewing platform and between the pontoons, the course was two laps of a triangle with the windward mark half way out towards the dinghy park and with the No 1 mark as the downwind turn. Gremlins in their droves must have arrived on the all too rare southerly wind. Choosing which sail to use, A or B proved to be a dilemna. As for setting it correctly that was anybodys guess as th

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