Following last week’s leisure sailing on Thursday, racing commenced this week. With a light warm breeze it provided a pleasant start to the Thursday race series.
Richard and Ed (RS400) wisely checked out the tide at the windward mark prior to the start and kept to the shore after the start whereas everyone else headed offshore, presumably in search of more wind. Having timed their moment to head offshore to the mark perfectly Richard and Ed had a comfortable lead on the others which their extended on the second lap. Richard Fryer (RS300) led the chase closely followed by Tamsin sailing the club Laser.
Following a change in wind direction OOD Phil relayed the course for race 2. However the wind gradually began to fade so everyone decided to head for shore.