We are Racing Again!
For our first event of the 2021 Summer Season – in fact our first event for over a year – we found ourselves at Fishers Green with a turnout of 18 sailors, an excellent start to the season – and several new faces!
The weather was sunny but the forecast wind was very light. However 80% of the day’s sailing took place in adequate wind, together with a few surprises in the shape of a couple of whirlwinds and the occasional gust.
We were happy to welcome several Seavet sailors who were using their smaller sails, so for the first time we had a proper 7.8 class of four.
After the briefing we held a one minutes’ silence in memory of Derek Clarke and Alan Jackson, two members who departed this life over the past few months.
Peter Murray on his Div II took an early lead in Race One and held on to it until somewhere in Lap Three when Rob Kent edged past and eventually crossed the line in first place, with Peter 2nd, Bob Ingram 3rd and Lewis Barnes 4th. The wind continued to prove tricky, with shifts and puffs making life hard for some and presenting opportunities for others. Fisher Green always provides us with a challenging event, and this was no exception.
Lewis got properly into his stride in Race Two and led the field throughout the race, keeping well ahead of Rob Kent in 2nd and Peter Murray in 3rd. Nick Kidd has his best result of the day in 4th. A little further down the field a mother/daughter battle was taking place between Annette and Emily Kent, with Emily four points ahead after two races.