A day for the brave (or foolhardy).
A strong and fairly consistent ENE wind blew down the lake from left to right when seen from the club deck. Recorded at 27mph D rigs were the only suitable option to cope with the testing conditions.
Five skippers turned up to compete as the Spring series draws toward its close. Sarah Norton (GBR 460) suffered battery issues before the first race and had to withdraw. (The battery issues were with her boat!).
The remaining four in the fleet finished the course after much difficulty. A fairly short 'triangle / sausage' course took quite some time to complete.
Race two was completed without incident but race three saw a collision between Sarah Norton (GBR 460) and Richard Whittle (GBR 801) effectively end the days sailing. Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) abandoned his leading position to go into rescue mode while all but Fran Fairclough retired.
That was it. An early lunch was taken in the hope that the wind might abate. It didn't and the day was abandoned. Only one more practise day left before Burwain RC Lasers host the Northern Area Championship Series open meeting on June 10th.