With a stronger than forecast SW’erly and surfers enjoying some good waves conditions did not look too promising for any sailing. However, after a suitable amount of dithering both the wind and waves decreased and so we set off for a slightly delayed start.
By the time the boats reached the start line the wind had shifted to the west and varying between a F1 and F3.
Phil (700) and Dave (Laser) opened up a good lead in race one and managed to put in an extra lap with Dave winning the race with Phil & Lorna, sailing their 400 for the first time since last year second and Phil third.
The race team decided we needed more light wind practise and so set a second race. Phil managed to sail well clear with Phil & Lorna and Dave leading the chasing fleet. The downwind legs were proving testing in the light winds and big swell. It was a David one-two with Laser Dave first and David, sailing his recently acquired Solution second and Phil third again.
By the time we headed for shore the light was beginning to fade and the wind had picked up. Whilst it made for some good surfing in the swell it did make getting ashore a little more difficult but excellent teamwork ensured everyone got back safely.
Thanks to the race team of Richard and Ed for two enjoyable races.