Despite conditions more akin to mid winter, nine boats launched with Lasers making the majority of the fleet. Thankfully the NW’erly wind held all evening providing some good close racing.
With the flood tide in full flow jostling for position on the line proved tricky with the risk of being over but race one got underway first attempt. Dave & John (RS400) led after the first lap with Joe, sailing the club Solution just ahead of the closely bunched lasers, led by Ed. After ‘several’ laps Dave & John had managed to lap the lasers. Joe had opened up a good gap on the lasers to finish second and winning on corrected time. It was all change in the laser pack with Richard taking the lead on lap two and Mark slipping past on the fifth to lead at the line.
Race two followed a similar pattern, with Dave & John leading throughout the race. After lap one Ed headed the chasing pack that rounded within five seconds of each other. Joe slipped past on lap two with Mark now the leading Laser. After lap three Richard headed the Lasers crossing the line third but winning on corrected time.
As we headed back to shore the drizzle started making for a rather damp end to the evening.
With the series now midpoint Mark is holding a good lead over the RS400 of Team Brown.
Thanks to Chef Brown for arranging the great Lasagne and to Curtis for providing a good evening sailing with plenty of spinny hoists and drops for the RS400’s !