Report by Jon Adams.
6 sailors turned up for racing on Weds 7th July, greeted by fair winds. So fair in fact, that Jon Adams had knocked off early to get some tacking practice done in the summer sunshine. Soon after launching though, the heavens opened such was the changeability of the weather, and Jon retired to the clubhouse to find his spray top. The wind stayed up until the six competitors had been lured onto the water, where it promptly “turned off”.
Dennis King communicated a shortened course from the bank to try and keep the boats sailing in what little wind there was. Kev (I don’t check the results) Milton was first around the windward mark, with Jon Adams promptly in pursuit. These pair edged out a lead over the rest of the pack, earning themselves the reward of sailing an extra lap over the supernovas, comets and Gulls. The two swapped places continually over the race before a series of wind chasing tactical tacks for the finish line saw Jon drift by Milton to take the win. The spinnaker of the Gul was seen once again, but with so little use only provided shelter from the elements.