Another testing day for the six RC Laser skippers with the wind predicted to be North Westerly but varying in strength and direction through 180 degrees at times.At least it was dry and at times sunny.The start line was very starboard biased, however, the skippers were well behaved with any collisions more likely to be caused by the vagaries of the wind rather than bad manners.
The popular side of the course proved to be down the left because due to the orientation of the dam wall the wind curved towards the windward mark giving a nice lift whereas the starboard side was very often short of wind being sheltered by the wall and pontoons.
A sails were the choice of the day and Fran set off in fine style taking the first 2 races with Graham in second place.Richard couldn't get near them and it looked like his poor form of late was going to continue. After giving himself a good talking to he decided to go back to first principles ie.
get a good start and tack on the shifts to keep to windward of the rest of the fleet and stay out of trouble.This policy paid off posting 7 wins and winning the day ahead of Graham and Fran.
After lunch the wind strengthened and everyone followed Alan's lead by changing to 'B' sails.
Peter and Alan put in improved performances over the day, however Charlie suffered from power failure again and after another home pit stop returned to complete another six races.