Saturday Late Summer Short Course
Published 19:25 on 1 Aug 2021
"it was awesome!!!
Other words used to describe yesterday's sailing - exciting, exhilarating - and painful
Saturday 31 July saw the first three races in the Short Course series. Three 30 minute races, back to back. All good fun - but Force 5 and 6 winds made it more than a little challenging. And retirements during and after each race reduced a starting fleet of almost 30 boats reduced to just six finishing the final race.
Thanks to Fernando Gamboa and Jonathan Yates as Race Officer and Assistant Race Officer running 3 short races in difficult conditions, also Julian Ainsworth and Toby Shaughnessy who must have had a busy time on the RIB. Thanks also to Paul Atkinson and Simon Coles who took out a second RIB when mid-squall we had quite a few boats over at opposite ends of the course.
Thanks also to Gary Taw for this photograph taken at the start of the first race when all boats were still upright!
Last updated 23:19 on 26 September 2021