After this morning's low turn out for the Humphries and Allen Cups, there were eight Lasers and one 29er for the afternoon races.
With a quiet start, the Lasers heading in a follow my leader formation were sailing for W1, the gap between the Lead Laser and the second Laser increased whilst the 29er flying its striking Red Spinnaker was starting to sail up through the fleet into 4th.
The Laser Rooster of Harvey Burwin has quite a lead on the rest of the fleet, the 29er once again is on the move and has started to challenge the second place Laser and this challenge is successful, the 29er for a time was sailing out to sea whilst the remainder of the fleet were sailing parallel to the shore, this has proved a successful move has they have moved into first place after rounding SP2 and raised their Spinnaker. However, the Laser Rooster is still staying with them even though the gap does appear to have increased a wee bit.
Whilst the 29er is increasing its lead, the battle for 2nd place is going on, the Rooster holds that position but the Lasers in third and fourth place respectively are catching up and are ready to challenge for that place.
Due to the light winds and there is a second race to be held this afternoon the Race Officer has taken the decision to shorten the course, first to finish the race was the 29er, then the Rooster, followed by a Laser, however, this race is a handicap race and the results are as follows:
1st Laser 157434 Matt Bradfield
2nd Laser 161757 Allan McNeill
3rd Rooster 8.1 Harvey Burwin.
Race Two of the Summer Series B sees a change of course due to a wind shift, so instead of heading in a westerly direction as in the first race, the boats are now to head east after the start, the breeze appears to have become lighter. Joining the Lasers and the 29er for this second race is the Wayfarer of Dai Griffiths and Simon Child.
In these light airs, the 29er has had one or two capsizes, 29er's enjoy strong breezes, however this did not prevent them for challenging for pole position. The Rooster 8.1 had a very good start, the Wayfarer was seen to be making its way through the fleet flying a very distinctive purple and white spinnaker.
Whilst the 29er did manage to hold on to the top slot throughout the race, the Lasers and Wayfarer were never far behind and as with the first race the Race Officer once again shortened the Race and once again it was a Handicap Race.
1st Laser 161757 Allan McNeil
2nd Wayfarer 100757 Dai Griffiths and Simon Child
3rd Laser 42839 Olaf Thorndsen