Sunday 15th April 2018 Round 3.
Full score sheet > SYS results 15th April 2018
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The course was set with a long first reach, then two running legs and a sausage to finish, which took advantage of the fairly strong but variable wind from the south-east. A one minutes silence was held for an ex member of the club Brian Oldham before the first race began. With 15 skippers this was our best turnout this year despite the threat of heavy rain. The course proved to be a rewarding one, if you chose the right place to be on the water but a frustrating one if you chose wrong!
Kevin (88) and Chris (43) traded fleet first places for the first 4 races, with Alan (9) being consistent in third. For the remaining races (before a late coffee) the wind decided to do funny things causing the fleet to be quite condensed around the whole course. Richard (28) took advantage and won race 5 fairly easily.
By coffee, Kevin (88) had a 6 points lead over Chris (43) in the MC class and Alan (9) had a narrow lead of 3 points over John (60) in RTR.
After coffee, with a blustery wind and rain, Daron (72) won the first race. The remaining races were very much about managing the variable wind and the reach to the first buoy. By race 12 we were getting quite wet and so it was decided to close the round.
Well done to Alan Barnstable (9) for winning the RTR and Kevin Roberts (88) for winning MC class.
The next meet is Sunday 29th April for the Pursuit Race.
(Round 2 – 18th March was cancelled due to the “beast from the East” and will now take place on 9th December)