It was a delightful day with warm sunshine and a steady F 2-3 wind making it
well suited for a B course in the late afternoon.
The safety boat was manned by David Jones but happily his services were not
stretched. 5 boats competed, each being of a different class. At the front of
the pack for most of the race was Family Armitage, namely James in his
Enterprise with his daughter Ruth as crew, fighting it out against his son Joe in
his Laser. All bar one of the boats completed 4 laps within the hour, the only
exception being Nick Floyer in his Gull who saved a final lap by allowing the
Armitages to steam pass him to the finish line.
The two other boats were Distant Thunder with Chris Greenwood and Nikita
Roketskiy sailing together for the first time, and Ian Nethersell sailing his Vibe
Mary Short, OOD