Winter Series Day 3

December 9, 2018

What a tough start!

The seven intrepid skippers who turned out to compete were perhaps fortunate that, by the time they were ready to enjoy their lunch, their jaws were not inextricably locked.

There was much gritting and gnashing of teeth in the morning races largely down to the positioning of an uncommonly bright sun and a reluctance to sail on the far side of the lake.

 

The result was a decision to sail round a course avoiding the sun but starting on the run. It is testament to the improved standard of the fleet that the problems were caused by the entire fleet arriving at the leeward mark at exactly the same time again and again. The problem was eventually solved by turning the downwind mark into a 'gate' enabling the fleet to split and take advantage of differing routes back.

 

After lunch an increase in windspeed and a change from 'A' rigs to 'B' ensured superb competition for the final 6 races.

The days tally reveals that no fewer than 5 out of the seven skippers took 1st place finishes with all 7 finishing in the top 3 at least once.

 

A great day.

 

 

 

 

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