Day 1 Vane A-Class Championships

This just in from John Taylor… Today saw a strong south westerly breeze, approximately 14 mph gusting to 22 mph on occasion. 12 skippers and their mates started competing with their yachts. In the morning session David / Robert Bell (Sail no 26) started strongly and prior to lunch the team hadn’t dropped a point. Fleetwood skipper Peter Whiteside (Sail no 97) sailing one of the heavier boats in the fleet, took advantage of the conditions and also made a very positive start. Some of the lighter displacement yachts found some of the conditions hard going, as well as some of the more mature skippers. I include myself because once i had completed my race, I would then go back to give my sailing colleagues a hand. However, after a couple of times running the full length of the lake, my true lack of fitness would shine through. So what do I do about it??? Retire and cook for everyone on the BBQ later that evening…lol.