Start of Season

Blue skies and a F2 Northerly breeze welcomed us back to the club for the Start of Season races.

It was great to be back, the council had kindly flattened the beach although the sand near the water line was still quite soft.

The race team set a nice sized Windward –Leeward course with a beat into the tide.

Phil quickly adapted to the RS700 having been sailing the family Streaker during the winter and soon opened up a good lead on the rest of the fleet to win by over two minutes.

Phil enjoying the conditions during the SOS races

The RS400’s of Team Brown and Dave & John enjoyed a race long battle with just a few seconds between them and the lead changing on just about every leg.

Solutions upwind – lean out Adrian !

Adrian, sailing the Club Solution managed to give the other Solution, sailed by David some competition for the first two laps but David managed to break free on the final lap.

The wind had picked up a tad for the second race with a hint of East in it. Phil did a similar job but this time managing to win by over three minutes on corrected time.

Team Brown and Phil & Lorna fight it out.

Team Brown and Phil & Lorna had a close race until the final lap when Team Brown opened up a small lead. Dave & John suffered a broken Tiller Extn UJ forcing them to retire.

In the singlehanders David led the Laser of Keith by a small margin after the first two laps after which David slowly pulled ahead.

Congratulations top Phil for an emphatic win of the SOS Trophy

Big thank you to the Race team for organising some great weather and racing

One for Phil & Lorna !

Full results here