Wednesday Evening Racing ~ Race 6

IMG_1947The breeze continues to blow on a Wednesday and this week 8 yachts enjoyed ideal conditions in a force 3 SSW wind. With the wind having a little more south in it than usual, it was decided to have an upriver start with the windward mark being MYC 2.  No one was line shy this week with Whistle Dragon 560 making the best start. The first yacht back passing the club on the downwind leg was as expected Booty with a comfortable lead, the rest of the fleet being led by Whistle with several boats flying spinnakers.

The downwind buoy was 25p followed by 27s and then home but apparently Booty with that comfortable lead decided that 23 should be the leeward mark but then realised her mistake when the rest of the fleet started rounding buoy 25.

Zephryos (Dehler 34) took line honours but was beaten by 1st Whistle (Dragon) on handicap, followed by 2nd Zephryos and then 3rd came The Wizard another Dehler 34. There was 11 minutes between the first and last boats.

I hope you all enjoyed the upwind start! The members ashore enjoyed the start and then the fleet passing the club again on their way to the leeward mark with spinnakers flying.

Hope to see you all next week.

Roger Bishop.