Three races, three different winners
Great sailing conditions today and the race team ensured we had time to enjoy it by setting a good sized windward leeward course. It was nice to see some visitors from WOBYC where the powerboats were doing their thing over the weekend.
With little tide the fleet split with those going offshore appearing to gain a small advantage. Ed and guest crew Keith, sailing the Spitfire led the fleet hotly pursued by Steve (D-One) and Adam and Jordon in their RS400, and despite sailing an extra lap to the rest of the fleet it was the slower boats who took the podium places in three different classes, with James (Laser) winning, Dave (Vareo) second and Steve(Europe) third.
Ed & Keith managed a stellar first lap completing it in half the time compared with some. The two 400’s followed split by Phil (Contender), who appeared to have gotten over the trauma of ‘almost’ losing his phone earlier in the day. Steve, having sailed a great first beat putting him ahead of the Lasers and Vareos, took the race win with Ed & Keith second and James third.
With the flood tide now evident majority of the fleet stayed inshore up the now long beat. Ed & Keith did another horizon job, Phil revelled in the conditions, leading the rest of the fleet and finishing far enough ahead to claim a race win by 9 seconds over Steve with Ed & Keith third.
Thanks to the race team for a great if not tiring days sailing.
Results are on the club site http://www.gygsc.org.uk/Results/2023/2023Spring.htm