Triad Series – Act 1

It was the first instalment of the 2021 Triad series.  With many members otherwise engaged in either Half term, Open meetings or the 3 Rivers Race and with a less than ideal forecast it was great to see Ribs ready to go (thanks Steve) and the a few members already out paddling when the rest of the race team rolled up at  9:20.  The Sun was out, a flat sea and not great deal of wind.  Not that much later the Becketts pulled up with 2 lasers and some breeze.  With everyone soon changed and boats on the water a F2 form the SW the race ream set the triangle course with the wing mark slightly further offshore than the windward one. 

Race 1 – got underway just after eleven, with the bulk of the fleet heading along the coast to avoid the ebbing tide.   Carl in the club Solution heading offshore, the RS400 of Richard/ Mark soon eased away from the fleet. The 2 Phil’s next round and Simon in the Laser ahead of the rest.  Carl then suffered gear breakage and had to retire, but with some quick on water repairs would be back for Race 2&3.  At the end of Lap 3 Richard was now well in lead an earned himself a bonus lap.

With everyone quite spaced out the Win went to Richard, with Guests Simon and Bruce in 2nd and 3rd. (1 up for Dad)

Race 2  – Got underway with and with a slight increase in wind to maybe F3, it was all going to be a much tighter affair.  Mark at the helm of the 400, still out ahead on the water,  the  rest of the fleet bunched up to complete lap one   This Time Bruce 20 seconds ahead of Dad.  After 3 laps Mark crossed first (Would it be enough for the win) Phil H and Christine in 2nd and Phil A 3rd,  Bruce  crossed 21 seconds ahead of Simon the rest not far behind.    After Correction 1 min separated the top 5  with Steve just 1 seconds ahead of Bruce  and Simon 3rd and Mark talking a worthy 4th

The Becketts at battle.

Race 3 got under way with the wind still building a after lap one shifting slightly further south, this meant it was easier to fly the kite on the 2nd legs,   The race would be a very tight affair, Bruce hold a 20 second lead on Simon after both lap 1 and 2,   At the finish that gap had closed to just 7 seconds but Bruce had the family bragging rights for the day.  It was Just 30 seconds separating the top 4 Steve in his Europe 3 seconds ahead of Richard and Bruce the Simon in the Lasers.

All back safely ashore for Fish, Chips and a little Fiz and to admire Lorna’s new ring.  A great day on the water and hope to see Bruce and Simon back soon. 

Fiz and Chips

Full Results Here………. (Updated with Steve retired form Race 2 & 3)