Start of the New Season

June 21, 2020

Midsummer's day brought squally rain showers from the WNW and six skippers at the start of the summer/autumn series who were grateful to Graham for removing the fowl fouling (duck muck)

from the pontoons prior to racing.

The day started with 'B' sails which quickly changed to 'C' sails as the gusts strengthened.With just one windward mark and one leeward mark it wasn't difficult to get lost and gave a good, long  beat to the finish.

It was tricky sailing downwind with the gusts threatening to broach the boats but gave real pleasure if you managed to get the boat planing.

John Sharman managed 6 first 5 of which were concurrent and although he dropped down the places in the last four races it was enough to give him first place on the day by two points.

The races were closely contested and there were some tight finishes.The last race showed Graham and Richard taking opposite sides of the course at the leeward mark to beat to the finish with Graham winning by a boat length.

Another excellent day's sailing and a promise of a windy day on Sunday (28/06/20) to whet the appetite.

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