A tremendous days sailing, yet again with a record 9 club registered skippers turning out for this, the final day of a hotly contested series.
It was agreed by all to start on B rigs as the wind appeared reasonably constant and the waves fairly choppy. We were blest with moderate wind throughout the day, making for fast sailing and some great races. Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) took control at the start of the day with 4 emphatic wins but then went on to lose 3 out of the remaining 8 races. It was enough, however, to guarantee him an overall win for the day.
Behind, a tremendous tussle for second place developed between Graham Waugh (GBR 76) and Richard Whittle (GBR 801). Graham eventually secured 2nd spot by the smallest of margins (1 solitary point over 12 races) leaving Richard to pick up 3rd.
Further down the fleet in almost every race it was the norm to see 3 or 4 more boats crossing the line almost together.
Such an excellent days racing bodes well for the upcoming 12 day Winter Series beginning next week (25th Nov).
Finally, huge congratulations go to the Autumn Series Winner, Richard Whittle. His win bears testament not only to consistent skill shown on the water, but the fact that he was present for every day of the series - and as such is a vital member for this growing club.