Race Report – Mothering Sunday, March 18th ….!!

Blue sky’s 5 to 9 mph winds and 6 flying fifteens due to mothering Sunday.

To all the Flying Fifteen fleet that had to cook Sunday lunch for mothering Sunday you missed a lovely day on the water.  Six boats turned up today and all seemed to have smiles on their faces. (Hume’s PRO today)

Race one was a starboard handed Olympic course,  with a square line the fleet lined up on starboard and all were bang on the line except the Millars who had their watch set 5 seconds early and had to go back and try again.  The wind looked like the right would pay and most of the fleet peeled off to head for the breeze line.  Mike Firth and John Hanson headed left through the Cat open meeting fleet start line!!  Stupid or brave I am not sure but it paid off and John & Helen lead round the 1st mark followed by Mike & Phil, Mervyn and James, Mark Firth and Simon & Ben next going very quickly just finding the holes up the beat.

The fleet opened out as the wind moved 40 degrees and back however John and Helen kept their cool to finish 1st Mark Firth Second and I think Mike Firth 3rd.

Second race started with a big wind shift which made it a fetch to the 1st mark. John and Helen and the Millars had a great start, and Simon 3904 lost his outhaul so had to stop and re rig the main!! (Thanks guys!).  The best start of the race went to Mervyn who reported being on the line at speed when the gun went, however it took them 20 seconds to realise they had started on the wrong side of the committee boat!!  Whoops!!!

The race due to the wind shift was follow the leader.  John and Helen got the 1st mark first and so took the win Mark Firth 2nd   Simon & Ben 3rd   Millars 4th Mervyn and James 5th

See you all next week