19th September Autumn series Act 5

Fortunately the ‘summer’ weather continues and we enjoyed another warm, sunny day at Gorleston.  With a warm F3 conditions were promising although the Easterly wind stirred up the sea to provide an interesting first 25 metres!   The Solutions were out in force with all three club boats sailing and Steve was testing his ‘tin’ rig in his Europe.

In race one Phil A continued his good form from last week and led from start to finish in his Contender. Phil H, back from a windy RS700 Nationals which resulted in his boat now needing medical treatment, was sailing the club Solution to good effect finishing less than a minute behind with Richard, also in a Solution just behind. Once corrected times were calculated five seconds separated the first two boats with Phil H first and Steve second with Richard third.

In race two Curtis, also fresh back from the RS700 Nationals led from start to finish closely followed by Phil A. Things were closer in the chasing pack and after lap one only four seconds separated the next three boats led by Steve. However over the next two laps Phil H took over the lead with David, sailing his Solution a short distance behind. On corrected time Phil H made it two in a row with Steve recording another second and David third.

An exciting days sailing and a good day for the Solutions taking most of the podium places. Thanks to the race team for a well organised days racing and the ‘beach’ team for assisting in launching and recovery.

Full results here