At long last Chandor (GBR 455), a serial winner at Burwain Lake, was well and truly 'knocked off his perch'.
Tremendous and consistent sailing from Graham Waugh (1st) and Richard Whittle (2nd) was enough to ensure that Chandor finished a humble 3rd on the day. Burwains' most improved skipper, Darius Fard, missed out on pushing Chandor down to 4th place by only 1 point.
Although slightly drizzly for much of the day, the 8 competing skippers enjoyed near perfect conditions for the A rig. With not enough wind to cause nosediving, and yet more than enough to ensure we were never left wanting.12 races were completed, with many of them sailed on a long course of 'triangle and sausage'.
It was another handicap day, with finishing positions being reversed for the following race, and clearly this has proved to be extremely beneficial in improving all skippers starting technique.
Next Sunday will be the first race of the new long, Autumn Series (12 days of competition); with Waugh, Whittle and Fard now in the hunt for podium places, together with a fast improving fleet overall, the series looks perfectly poised to offer up some tremendously challenging racing.