Eleven boats took to the water in a freshening breeze which turned out to be a great leveller. That is, most crews enjoyed the swim as they brought their craft back to upright following some heavy gusts that defeated their resolve to stay upright.
Some did better than others with the King's School team of Laurie and Jo topping the charts in both races .
The Dyer boys flew round the course with abandon claiming a 2nd and a 3rd in the 29er. Well done to them the previous week in taking 2nd in their National Championships only being pipped by a single point.
Smithy took a 2nd in the first race and Graham Harbord a hard earned 3rd in the second race.
Gary deserves mention for completing both races as the conditions became very gusty and inconsistent as did Eddie Burnett our virgin Laser Racer so a big well done to him.
The original results posted on the board were incorrect and the revised ones are on the website now.
Finally congratulations to Gary for winning the series with some very consistent sailing throughout the series.
Change in the Sailing Programme
Please note that next week we begin the Autumn Series when we are trialling the 3 race format in place of the regular 2 races. This means we will run shorter timed races of about 30 minutes and reduce times between races. If you are less than half way round the course when the shorten signal sounds you are instructed to return to the starting area and not finish the lap. Your result will be based on the laps completed using average lap times.
Start time is 2pm . If you have a duty then you will have been given an earlier time so you need to arrive in good time for a 2pm start please.
The Programme has been altered to take account of the changes brought about by the rescheduling of the Memorial weekend and the OK Nationals so you may need to look at the website or the schedule posted in the clubhouse to bring you up to date.
You have a week to select your duties for the second half of the season now. We need people to sign up for 3 duties to cover all activities so please look at your diaries and get into dutyman to select your dates. If you are not bothered then we will randomly select dates for you. Thank you.
The training store has been misused and we have changed the door entry to the fob system with restricted entry only. The training equipment is for use for RYA Course and other Club training activities plus hired out boats and equipment. As such it needs to meet RYA standards. Thanks to hard work by our instructors we have set up and organised the store and it is upsetting to come and find equipment dumped in a pile and wet suits etc. not hung up correctly.
If you do use Training equipment it should be returned to the appropriate racks and hangers as labelled. Your wetsuits and buoyancy aids should be washed in the showers and returned to the store to hang and dry. The next user will thank you.