Race Report 22 April 2018
Perhaps one of the participants will volunteer a proper report, but to fill in the space for the time being, here is a race-sheet-eye-view.
Four boats started on a promising late spring afternoon with a variable W,NW breeze: Rob Collingwood solo in his Enterprise, Andy and Enoch in Andy’s Ent, Tim Young (Gull) and Nick Floyer (Lightning). Rob zoomed around his first lap in 6 ½ minutes and kept up that pace, and the lead, throughout. Nick was close on his transom on lap 1 but something nasty happened on his second lap that left him way behind. Andy maintained second position after the first lap but couldn’t prevent Rob lapping him before the finish. Tim kept up a steady pace of 8-minute laps throughout and finished his seven laps just after Rob finished on nine. Andy completed eight laps and Tim and Nick both completed seven.
Tim won the Handicap points and Rob the Polly points. The race was supervised by Alex with Sam and Dave on the safety boat. Next week it’s a B-course at 15:50.