The Racing got underway at around 1:30pm slightly later than planned but its always good form to wait for the boat that helped everyone else launch!. With the wind a NE F2, the locals headed along the beach to avoid the tide, Jonathan (Laser) heading more out to sea. Richard / Robyn (Rs400) completed the first lap closely followed by Don (D-one) Jonathan a couple of minutes behind, Nick Nick (Vareo) Richard (Laser) then Mark & Phil (Lasers) having misjudged the tide a way behind. Richard stretched the lead enough by lap 3 to take the Win from Jonathan and Nick.
Phil Highfield had arrived to late for race 1 to join Curtis as the 2nd RS700 in race 2.
Race2 with the wind probably a F3 soon got underway with everyone now keeping inshore for the start of the beat, Phil leading the asymmetrics to complete lap 1, Jonathan again leading the lasers but in much closer formation. Curtis was going well in his 700 until Phil Harlow mentioned the same on 2 occasions, both resulting in a quick swim for Curtis followed by a swift recovery. Phil pulled clear to earn the extra lap, but would finish 4th behind both guests Jonathan, Nick and Richard.
Race 3 – The wind swung a little more Easterly and the boats got underway at the top of the tide, All the asymmetric were going well, Nick Vareo had the lead on corrected time at lap 1, Jonathan closest on corrected, Phil also going well in the 700 and again had a extra lap. After 4 Laps it was Nick who took the win and Jonathan just pipping Phil to 2nd by 2 seconds.
One of the closest battles of the day would be between Mark and Richard in the Lasers, today was to be Richards in all 3 encounters.
So after day one, Jonathan has the lead by just one point from Nick then Richard 2 points adrift. Good luck to everyone tomorrow and thanks to todays Race team of Nick, Phil and Keith
Fish and Chip Supper and a well deserved cuppa or glass!