Autumn Series Day 2

September 24, 2018

What a day! Burwain Lake treated us to yet another excellent days' sailing. As challenging and unpredictable as it can get.

 

It was agreed by all that the rig of choice would be 'B'. Winds oscillated from Light (which could mean skippers were in a hole deep enough to ensure that an 'A' rig still wouldn't move their boat) to Gusty (meaning all skipperts might have wished they'd chosen a 'D'. With little rhyme or reason two boats could pass each other East to West or North to South and yet find that they were both on the same tack.

 

Despite the difficulties, and sailing from the far side of the lake for the first time, it was the two newest skippers in the fleet that shook up the order at the top. Sarah Norton (GBR 60), albeit with a 60sec headstart, took 4 out of a possible 12 bullets to place her 2nd overall on the day. Special mention must be made too, of Darius Fard (GBR 26). Having joined the club that day he sailed superbly to gain overall 4th place; added to a 3rd from last week puts our newcomer in 3rd overall for the Autumn Series. 

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