23rd March 2019
Nine skippers turned up for the last in Winter series No 5.
Probably ideal conditions if you don’t like being blown away and all races were taken in A rig. Again we welcomed a couple of friendly visitors from north of the border Bill Lees and Gordon Rae. The first six races were more or less the full length of the lake up to a lonely little mark bang in the middle at the very top. Run down and a short beat to a finish at the second bench. After a tea break our boat man Peter made us a gate at the bottom end and we decided the change was for two half length lake races for a change. The wind put a northerly slant in so we then did away with the gate and the new brightly flourescent lime green buoy became the leeward mark while keeping to the half lake option.
Gordon Bayliffe had rudder problems for the last three races which probably dropped him a couple of places on the finish order. John Sharman won the day having half of the wins to himself. The remaining six races were divided among Peter, Gordon B. and Gordon R.
The next Saturday series starts at the slightly later time of 1pm.
Tony Wilson (Fleet Saturday Captain)