Autumn Series (Day 9)

With weather looking less than hospitable, four skippers arrived to ensure another day of points scored was added to the Autumn Series tally. The clubhouse again paid dividends, affording us dry racing with perfect views of the course for much of the day.

Chandor (GBR 455) elected to miss the first race - he was waiting for some glue to set on deck - and Hilton missed the last with winch issues, but, with the exception of those absentees there was tremendous racing to be had.

 

A handicap day, with the winner of race 1 starting last in race 2 etc, once again ensured plentiful close finishes with squalls and showers mixing up the results still further. For all the unpredictability the fleet did eventually split in half with Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) and Richard Whittle (GBR 0034) taking the top two honours and Alan Brierly GBR 0012) and Peter Hilton GBR 434) usually finishing 3rd and 4th.

 

Indicative of the closeness of the racing was the margin separating the eventual winner (Chandor) and second (Whittle). Also the difference between 3rd (Brierley) and 4th (Hilton). Both margins were a single point!

A great day.

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