What a difference a week makes

July 13, 2020

148 little hours, after stormy weather for three Sundays it wasn't exactly the lazy,crazy,hazy days of summer but blue skies nearly shone on the seven RC Laser skippers who turned up to challenge the light wayward wind.

Silent gusts tumbled over the dam(n) wall and although this was a handicap day with  first place starting last and vice versa the fleet often bunched up at the windward mark making for a competitive rounding.

Two laps of the course gave a good opportunity for skippers to gain places and Graham  certainly found the wind beneath (in) his sail (having practiced for a couple of hours with Fran) who both took the honours coming first and second respectively over the twelve races with only one point separating  Peter and Alan in fourth and fifth place.With light winds and the handicap system close attention to  the 'A' sail setting and trim and a little bit of luck paid dividends.

After the last 3 weeks of high winds with each boat behaving like a yellow submarine on downwind legs the day presented a completely different set of challenges.

Well it will soon be Sunday again and we are sailing, so c'mon everybody, don't be a stranger on the shore, if you're a member of Burwain RC Lasers  there's a welcome here for you.






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