Dragon Race Report
Weather looking better than forecast, a fair workable North east becoming easterly breeze, no rain and a midday low water. The course was set 18P, 17P, AutP, 18P, 17P, 24S, 29P, 26P, F Upnor line. Five dragons on the start line for the 1340 go. Nip and tuck all the way, searching for the wind shifts and back eddies resulting in the lead boat continuously changed for ~ 6 miles to the first buoy 18, the downriver windward mark. Reaching away to the spreader mark and a short downwind leg before coming back on the wind. Rounding 17 for the second time, lots of concentration now required for the run up river, as we navigate through the other three racing fleets coming towards us. Even with the wind and tide pushing you along Cockham (Heart break) reach never fails to stress test the crews. After ~ 14miles in two n half hours the fleet finishes only seconds apart; 2secs, 6secs, 8 and 10secs between them at Upnor line MYC.
Results; Gandalf, Taniwah, Suti, OCD, Molly.