The forecast proved accurate on Thursday with the wind, which had been quite strong all day easing to 10 mph from the West just before the start of the racing to provide a pleasant, if testing evenings sail. However, the wind decided to test the fleet dropping at first and eventually doing a U-turn ! The Race team sensibly shortened the race with the single handers coping best in the conditions with Mark Porter in a club Laser winning both line honours and on handicap. Phil Alison in his Contender was just behind to claim second.
With the wind now a steady 12mph from the East the race team moved to the ‘new’ leeward mark to start the second race. Phil Alison led the fleet for the first two laps until he decided to ‘moor up’ to one of the marks, leaving Keith and Anna in their 500 to take line honours. Mark however, was close enough behind to claim the race win on corrected time with Keith and Anna second. Mark proved very consistent throughout the evening putting in laps times of 7.31, 7.35, 7.32 and a late spurt on the last lap of 7.27. Thanks to the race team of Phil and Lorna for an enjoyable evening sail and for providing supper in the club afterwards. Results are on the club website