Autumn Series Act 2

After the disappointing Bank Holiday Weekend it was nice to get back to what has been for some time normal for Gorleston, i.e. unbroken sunshine and temperature around 20 degrees. With the wind coming from the SE the flooding tide made short work of the upwind legs and with conditions so good the race team were easily persuaded to add a fourth race.
Chris & Matt in their Taser showed great upwind speed often being first boat to round the windward mark on the first lap. This hopefully bodes well for their forthcoming trip to Hayling Island for the Taser Nationals.
In race one the D-Ones of Steve and Nick led the way off wind opening up a good lead on the rest of the fleet to comfortably win on corrected time. Mid fleet Phil & Lorna (400) and Anna & Keith (500) enjoyed a close battle throughout the race with just a four seconds between them after two laps. However, on the final lap the 500 crept ahead to finish nearly twenty seconds ahead.
In race two Dave & guest crew Kristoff (400) led the fleet closely pursued by the D-One’s of Nick and Don, with the 400 taking the win on corrected time.
In races three and four Dave & Kristoff led the fleet, hotly pursued by D-One Don. On corrected time honours were shared with the 400 winning the third race and the D-One the fourth. Race three saw another close tussle between Phil & Lorna and Anna & Keith, once again just a few seconds separating them after two laps. This time the 400 managed to creep ahead on the final lap but not quite far enough to hold their handicap.
Many thanks to the race team of Tom and Phil for their patience sitting on the start line for four races watching the rest of us having a lovely sail.  Full results on the club website