Skippers arriving at the lake were greeted, for once, by clear skies and a good breeze. A good mornings racing was anticipated, with the prospect of a good long course proposed during briefing.

Starter button pressed…….. wind starts to die away. Grrr! (and Brr!). Nevertheless 14 skippers (12 to begin with) set of on Inner blue/2, 7,3,2,7,3,2,A/C for a couple of races. This was reduced to a 5 rounding for the second lap. We finally ended up with one lap of Inner blue/2, 5,2, finish A/C – and curtailed the series to 9 instead of the planned 10. Although ‘getting the puff’ was still a major factor, managing what little there was critical, with many tense moments as places changed and changed back again. David C set the early place with John H and Jim in contention. Oliver and JH traded the lead later on. In the end the top 4 scores were 10,11,13, 15 – a close result over 8 races.

But David A took the prize ….. for the biggest keel catch of the day – and very foul looking plastic bag!

IOM Sunday, free sailing Tuesday, but I wont be at the lake this Friday, so will need a deputy chief assistant race officer. Don’t forget our Christmas Lunch on Thursday 12 December.

Oliver