2nd September – the Thursday Finale

By popular demand the Thursday Finale was held allowing one more evening sailing session. It was overcast but warm with a NE F2-3 breeze making for a pleasant evenings sailing.

All seven boats were singlehanders with the Lasers being the biggest fleet. 

Race One

After the first lap in race one the first four rounded the leeward gate only a few seconds apart with Joe leading the pack.  After the second and final lap Joe and Richard led across the line making it a Solution one, two finish for the Solutions however the Lasers were only a few seconds behind with Mark beating Richard by 2 seconds on corrected time.

Race Two

Race two saw the Solutions in the lead after the first lap with Richard just ahead of Joe. Rob, sailing the club Phantom was also in the mix having realised he hadn’t put any rig tension on in the first race. In the final lap Joe sneaked past Richard to take line honours and another win, with Richard in second beating Mark by 8 seconds. As they say, every second counts.

Supper time


Back onshore the evening was drawing in and Richard had come prepared with his late night boat packing tool, his son’s headlight which proved extremely useful.

With the temperature still in the high teens we decided to finish the night testing Phil’s new lighting system by having supper and beer on the prom. Many thanks to Phil and Des for arranging the nights racing, a great way to finish the seasons Thursday evening sessions. Good luck to our Solution Team of David, Joe & Richard as we welcome the Solution fleet to our club for their National Championship this coming weekend.

Full results here