At last we had the perfect spring day to enjoy. An ample reward for the unclement weather of the last few weeks.
Strong but consistent winds, had skippers changing from C rigs to the smaller D rigs before the start for the first race had been announced. The wind was perfect and at the top of the range for the D rigs, without causing an excess of submarining.
The course was set almost diagonally across the lake and encompassed the best beat of the year. With opportunity on the beat for huge gains or losses to be made, depending on decisions taken, places changed dramatically by the minute.
Without doubt the most improved skipper award (had there been one) would have gone to Alan Brierley (GBR 12) who somehow consistently found seams of wind to take him up the middle of the lake where the rest of us went searching! His skill earned him 2 thirds, 2 seconds and a first place finish.
1st. Hugo Chandor
2nd. Richard Whittle
3rd. Graham Waugh