It doesn't get much better than today. 6 skippers were on the start line, with guests young Arthur and his dad James making it seven boats on the water. A special congratulations goes to Alan Brierley who has taken the plunge, joined the club and invested in a brand new boat. The proud owner of GBR 1112, Alan has the first 4 figure boat to arrive on the lake owned by a Burwain member!
Winter chills were certainly enough to sober up any who may have over indulged on Saturday night, but the cold soon gave way to a bright sunny day. Dog walkers who had set off around the lake dressed as if assaulting Kilimanjaro returned with jackets and jumpers tied around their waists, The wind was perfect for the D rigs, strong yet not overpowering and a good 2 lap course gave lenthy runs and plenty of tactical opportunities on the beats.
Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) had a little rudder trouble in one race and larger rudder trouble in another (it fell out) yet did enough to take the spoils. Richard Whittle (GBR 801) fended off assaults from allcomers to wrest 2nd place away from Graham Waugh (GBR 476).
The Burwain fleet continues to grow. We are now up to 11 members.