A sun soaked Saturday, together with force 2-3 SW breeze, gave champagne sailing conditions for the fleet of 18 Flying Fifteens.
The fleet were a bit too eager to start and caused a general recall in their first race. Neil/Rory secured a strong lead winning race 1 with Simon/Jon 2nd.
It was Simon’s turn to build the lead in race 2 ahead of Andy/Tom Goddard (from Dovestone).
Simon was a bit too eager in the third race start forcing Keith/Alan upwind but resulted in both boats being OCS at the start. Keith returned but Simon didn’t and subsequently retired. There was some close racing between Neil and Andy, who secured the lead on the final beat, and is overnight leader.
Sunday greeted sailors with a stronger breeze more from the south so the opportunity was taken to use the buoys in the southern end of the lake. Just one beat, but it was a couple of miles long!
In the F15s Simon pushed the line again with a port on port start, but got it spot on this time! He went on to win the race just ahead of Mike/Kayla.
With the wind swinging more to the SW, and strengthening, the final race was held in the northern bay. Graham/Sally had a cracking first beat but slipped back to 3rd (on handicap). Neil won by a good margin with Simon 2nd, which was enough to secure 1st overall.
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