A sunny afternoon with promising perspectives on wind, only two boats set off at low tide heading to Hammersmith Bridge.
James crewed by Ayanda sailing the Enterprise “Zephyr” and Chris crewed by Felicia sailing the Leader “Distant Thunder”.
Race started with Zephyr in the lead being over-taken by Distant Thunder only between Chiswick and Barnes bridges.
There were some nice gusts of wind coming and going, moments of good speed alternating with some floating with the current, combining great sailing with enjoyable sightseeing.
The boats made the turn at Chiswick Pier, 56min into the race. With the tide turning and a persistent state of no wind, reaching Hammersmith Bridge was not possible. Rounding a rowing buoy and heading back to the club, James took off and made the best of both the incoming current and the scattered gusts.
All in all, a brilliant Sunday ride along London waters!

Felicia Biekarck