The first day of the Spring Series (perhaps unwisely scheduled for April 1st) was rendered void as only 3 skippers made it to the start line and fewer than 6 races were completed due to mechanical problems and birthday celebrations!
So on to Day 2 and what a day!
Six skippers turned out, (hopefully this will be the minimum number on the start line until our ranks are swelled with new members).
The lake, so often affording a windy and choppy challenge for RC Lasers even with with D rigs, offered instead a millpond. The water at times appeared as glass with the only ripples caused by the occasional surfacing and diving of a cormorant doubtless seeking to take advantage of the peace and to catch his supper.
This was to be a day for the patient. For the patient and those with the observational skills to spot any zephyr that meandered across the mirror in front of us. The day was emphatically won by Graham Waugh (GBR 476) who took the first 4 bullets and then never finished outside the top 3. Richard Whittle (801) and Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) passed the morning attempting to hang on to Grahams coat tails. Only in the afternoon did they manage to gain any measure of control but by then the damage was done. Terrific, if at times frustrating, racing with only 3 points separating the top 3 places.
A win on a peaceful day for Waugh, with Whittle taking 2nd and Chandor 3rd.