Race 10, Sunday 20th November 2016: Scow Fleet
5 Scows took to the water, with Peter Webb deciding to visit the
underside of his boat prior to the start for a quick look around and
then stating he would retire as long as he could get a start in -
clearly OCS at the start, he dried out enough to race the course and
retired at the finish.
A quick windward leeward course set by Race Officer Roger Herbert
ensured the entire fleet had to venture out of the confines of the
harbour to face the remnants of Storm Angus.
This was not a day for sailing in polo shirts and shorts! Leading
the fleet home with a corrected time of 41' 50" was that man Wilkinson
again, followed by Jerry Summers and Jodie Spence making up the podium
places with 2nd & 3rd respectively.
The single entry of Grainne Andrews ensured that she had both line
honours and came first with the corrected time of 49' 14" and a visit
from a seal at the start line. You have to be in it to win it!
The two boats of Martyn Davies and Peter Hayward with Pip Andrews as crew were the only fast handicap boats out today.
Racing the same course as the rest of the fleet, they made short work as the skies again darkened.
Line honours went to Martyn Davies with Peter Hayward coming second.
Having failed in his first competitive race and being left with the
washing up, James Gabbani was left to play support boat, the cheap
welly boots giving away the fact that summer racing is much more fun!
As always, thanks must go to the Race Officer and his on-water
support crews, without whom, none of this would be possible..