It was a fine spring day with a south wind gusting at the top end of F3, five boats starting. James got a really good start to windward with a lift that sent him clear of the others. Ben did a quick capsize after Rob had persuaded him to sail with the Laser main sheeted in tighter than his usual habit. The course was shortened by the safety boat because the tide turned at St Nicholas Church. On the way back there was close racing between Chris and Ben with Chris crossing the finishing line just before Ben.
The star of the day was Nick in the Duckling with a well sailed leg to St Nicholas’s Church well behind the leaders, but then benefitting with plenty of rising tide under him to make a swift passage back to Strand to the cheers of the front runners. Next week it’s a B-course starting at 14:40.
Heather Adams (OOD), and Rob