Day two went off much like day one but the wind was a little stronger first thing. A couple of people tried B rigs in the first couple of races but most stuck with A which was the rig of choice for most.
Four races completed before a wind direction and some rain made an appearance which put an end to the event with a total of nine races completed.
First set of congratulations go to Darin, the race team and the club members who did their upmost to mitigate the issues with weed and ran, as usual, an exemplary event from start to finish in circumstances that we don’t often encounter.
Next set of congratulations go to those skippers that kept at it over the two days.
And finally congratulations to Craig Richards who retains his National Championship title. Peter Baldwin was his usual unflustered self and sailed well to second spot. Bringing up the rear of the podium was David Hope who seemed suited to the conditions.
Well that was a day. Good breeze from the forecast direction which was good, unfortunately this brought a heap of floating weed down the course which would catch every one of us out at one point or another.
The race team did all they could to mitigate the situation but it was a problem all day,
That’s said the sailing was good when you were weed free but it has added some new visitors to the top of the scoreboard.
Results for the top 49 to the end of race 4 below with more racing after we fall out of the pub tomorrow.
Not a bad morning here in Milton Keynes, a few dusty heads but most of the skippers are ready to go.
Seeding races start in an hour or so but with a few drop outs, including John Tushingham we are down to three fleets so the challenge is not as great for those at the pointy end of the fleet.
Skippers to watch are current National champ Craig Richards, Dave Potter has faired well so far this season along with John Taylor. Others such as Nigel Brown, John Brierley, Peter Baldwin, Buzz Coleman and Ken Binks should be able to mount a good challenge if they get their heads round the job.
I think any one of maybe six skippers could end up with the pot at the end of the weekend, good luck to all that are entered.
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