October 2nd Autumn series Act 6

The forecast earlier in the week wasn’t looking promising with 20 mph winds, gusting 30 mph. However, as the week passed the forecast eased and today we enjoyed a very pleasant sunny day on the water with a F2-3 off shore wind. This provided some good tactical sailing as the wind shifted around NW and WNW.

Race 1 starts

The Race team set windward leeward course with a spacer to offset the tide which was flooding. The Commodore was in good form following the Phantom Nationals winning all three races. Appears he’s picked up a few go faster techniques

Race 2 starts

Race race – Nick and Richard & Robyn (400) opened up a good lead on the rest of the fleet with Phil (Contender) leading the chase. On the final lap Adrian (D-One) suffered a spinny downhaul failure, unfortunately limiting him to mainsail only for the rest of the day. On corrected time Steve (Europe) split the two leading boats to claim second.

Race 3 starts

Race two – the fleet were closer packed throughout the race but with Richard & Robyn just beating Nick across the finish line. Phil (Contender) and Don & Ed (400) had a race long battle with just a few seconds between them on each lap with Phil leading across the line. On corrected time the results were as race one.

Don & Ed pick up a puff

Race three – Nick made an early claim for the lead which he held throughout the race. Richard & Robyn were chased by Don & Ed all race but stayed just ahead. On corrected time there was no change in the leading three with Nick picking up three bullets.

Richard’s turn !

With one week in the series to go it’s close with Steve leading.

Thought(s) of the day

Two sails are better than one – just ask Adrian

Watching sailing when you really want to sail is frustrating – just ask Phil

Full results – http://www.gygsc.org.uk/Results/2022/2022Autumn

Several pictures on the club Flickr site – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gygsc/albums

I’d rather be sailing