Winter series (Day 3) Handicaps pay dividends

December 18, 2016

Another tremendous days racing with more great results across the fleet. By race two it was decided, with winds of 6 knots and all skippers using A rigs that Hugo (455) having convincingly won Race 1 should sail the rest of the day with a D rig. He agreed to settle for a B but that only lasted for one race. Clearly he was going to hold up the racing with too slow a pace.

Back to A's for everyone then, but with a more conventional staggered start! The racing then became furiously competitive with Hugo (455) and Richard (801) doing enough to hold on to 1st and 2nd respectively (separated by just 1 point). Both Peter (434) and Fran (701) scored numerous 1st and 2nd's between them with the last race, perhaps the best of all, seeing all four boats cross the finish line separated by less than a boat length.

The day will perhaps best be remembered for Richard's new catchphrase "I keep screwing up into wind". None of us are sure whether he was referring to his boat or his handling.

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