Pursuit series 17 Sept

The racing got away in warm sunshine and light winds with Iona Reid leading the fleet away in her Concept dinghy. She was followed by 14 others with Dennis and Jannis King being the fastest boat away this weekend with the lack of any Phantom sailors.

The warm sunshine and light winds changed for lap 2 as a squall came through giving us some cold rain and some wind. This period of the race allowed the two Supernova to make up a lot of ground and were soon through the majority of the Laser fleet and catching the Comets and Streaker quickly. Unfortunately the wind did not stay with us.

Kevin Last who had opened quite a lead over Roger Day in their Supernova’s passed Paul Jago and so lead the race. Roger Day had caught up but did not manage to get passed Paul but at the gun there was only 30 metres or so between these three boats before a small gap and then a small cluster of Laser and a Comet taking up the next four or so places.

It seems the ASC handicaps being used were good for the conditions yesterday and thanks to the OOD, Keith Brereton and his crew for setting a good course.