For the first Saturday in a long time the breeze was up, competitors enjoying a force 4 north easterly at the top of the tide. The Race Officer set a classic ‘around the creeks’ course to make best use of conditions and in the end even the sun came out to round off a great afternoon’s racing.
A good turnout of nine Yawls enjoyed some close racing with the Modern fleet boats of Mike and Karen Whitehouse and Martin and Cheryl Beck taking the first two places on the water but on corrected time the Classic fleet boat sailed by John Smithers and Peter Hughes had done enough to take the win.
by Simon Dobson
c Reg Rew