Thursday 13th Report

Seven boats launched on a warm sunny evening. With the wind blowing from the south one would expect a fairly steady breeze but there were plenty of shifts to concentrate the minds.  Despite the predication that low water would be around 18.30 there was still quite a ebb tide at the start the first race. Richard Brown sailing a Laser won the start and quickly headed inshore….followed by the rest of the fleet. By the windward mark there were two separate fleets, the four Lasers having a close battle and well ahead were the ‘others’, comprising of a 300, 400 and D-One. Richard Fryer in his 300 slowly sailed away from the others to finished first over the line. Richard Brown held onto his lead ahead of the other Lasers.

Richard Fryer lead the way in race two opening up quite a lead. Steve, D-One and Phil and Lorna, 400 were neck and neck throughout the race with Steve leading at the finish. The battle of the Lasers continued with Richard, Tamsin and Keith all leading at some point during the race, however at the finish Keith claimed Laser honours with Richard and Tamsin only a few seconds behind.

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