21 Mar FORCE 4 RPCYC/WHSC Late Summer series Race 5 25th August 2016
A southerly drifting wind deterred the West Hoe Squibs from setting sail but it did fill in from the North East to enable Race Officer, Peter Hickling to set a course from the line to South Winter leaving South Mallard to starboard and then a beat to North West Winter before a reachy run to Liberty buoy just off the club.
The wind was fluky especially in the shadow of the citadel, with burgees and sails not being in agreement as to quite where it was coming from. A Match Race finish between the Lightnings provided entertainment for the spectators in the Handicap fleet.
1st Rob Beaton in EggnSpoon
2nd Martin Bevan in Malt-Easer3
3rd Elliot Jago
1st Steve Oliver in Toad
2nd Hugh Spencer in Blue Moon
3rd Ken Pearce in Stratosphere
Thanks to everyone on the line and especially to Jack, Charlie and Tony in the Safety Boat who got drenched along with the sailors in the downpour towards the end of the race.