Mustangs – Tuesday 11th Aug

Fleetwood Mustangs were back on the lake, six skippers turned out for this regular gathering. Proceedings were a little delayed due to a ‘UFO’ in the water. A pleasant diversion then ensued to try to recover the article, skilfully manoeuvring the Mustangs round and pushing the item towards the bank. It turned out to be an old holdall which, due to the weight, took several boats and patience to achieve.

Sailing started about 20 mins later with a change from the customary course which left out markers on the far side of the lake and took in ones more to the centre.

Some close racing was had in the gentle breeze, it was a delightful sight to see these old timers in glorious formation cutting through the water. There were quite a number of visitors showing interest and quite a few casual conversations were heard.

Six races were had in all, John Plant of course in front but the remainder of the pack sharing the lead positions at some point.

A very pleasant afternoon, thanks to all concerned, see you next Tuesday.

Walter Audley