About an hour prior to race time the weather didn’t seem too enticing as a few regulars discussed the options from the relative comfort of the clubhouse. The general opinion was that the overcast skies, rain and blustery winds didn’t look that tempting. However, the Safety boat appeared on the prom pushed by Ed, the OOD and Phil, the club weather forecaster, which meant we would be going out.
As it turned out by the time we got the dinghies round from the dinghy park and rigged on the prom it had stopped raining, brightened up and the wind settled to a F2 from the south.
Race one saw a group of three pull ahead, Phil & Lorna (RS400), Adrian (D-One) and Dave (Laser). After lap one these three were about a minute ahead of the others who rounded the leeward gate closely bunched. At the line Dave just pipped Phil & Lorna with Adrian third. On corrected time it was a Laser 1,2 with Keith just beating Richard B (Solution) by three seconds.
Adrian led the fleet in race two from start to finish, crossing the line a minute ahead of the next boat, Phil & Lorna. However the Lasers were never too far behind and recorded another 1,2, with Adrian holding on to third.
Phil & Lorna took the lead in race three and extended it slightly on lap two. Behind a close three way tussle between Dave, Keith and Richard B which obviously improved their performance as it was another Laser 1, 2 with Richard third on corrected time
As we sailed ashore the sun emerged which finished of the evening nicely. Many thanks to Ed, the Race Officer for a pleasant evening sailing, which proved you should never judge conditions too early.
As well as running the racing Ed managed to find time to take a few photos, well not a few but 122 of them which are now on the club Flickr site.
Full results – http://www.gygsc.org.uk/Results/2022/2022Thursday.htm
Pictures – GYGSC’s albums | Flickr