It was a cold day on the water for the Spring series racing. A small but hardy few braved the conditions and ventured out to the start line. Racing started at high water with a F2 wind from the SSE. Richard & Rosie (RS400) quickly headed the fleet and built up a considerable lead by the finish. Both Richard & Robyn (RS400) and Nick (D-One) had teething problems forcing retirement in order to sort the problems out. Keith, opting for the club Solution sailed a lonely race but picked up second on corrected time with Phil & Lorna (RS400) third.
The wind and sea state picked up a little for race two and at moments there was a welcome sight of the sun, unfortunately that didn’t last long! Richard & Rosie were a little too keen at the start resulting in a bear away and gybe behind the fleet. However, they had recovered by the time the fleet arrived at the windward mark just leading Richard & Robyn and Nick. At the finish Richard & Rosie had built up a two minute lead and Nick managed to pass Richard & Robyn to claim second.
By the time race three got underway the flood was ebbing, the wind had shifted a little to the east and increased a tad, and the sea state had become noticeably bigger with a confused wave pattern….and the race team were cold ! Richard & Rosie led round the windward with Richard & Robyn just a few seconds behind then proceeded to build up a good lead at the finish. Nick was flying downwind and managed to overtake Richard & Robyn to claim another second.
The cold had got to everyone and we were glad to get back to shore, Chef Brown’s pies were a welcome treat. Thankfully the forecast for next week is warmer with the bonus of some sunshine.
Full results – http://www.gygsc.org.uk/Results/2022/2022Spring.htm