Summer Series – 9th June 2024

The first race saw challenging conditions with competitors in danger of being pushed over the line at the start – marginally called as a clean start by the race officer. Jason led for the first lap but overstood the mark on the second beat to allow Neil back in. Robin found extra speed to go from 3rd to 1st downwind with Neil holding off Jason. The three Lasers were jockeying for position at the gybe, and Neil went for a swim. Robin did a turn, leaving Jason to streak away for the win. Neil recovered for second, followed by Robin.  Steve broke his spinnaker pole fitting on his RS700 and decided the course wasn’t to his liking so went off to play in the channel finishing on one lap.  Andy kept close, ahead of Sam in his cat. Nigel sailed his usual steady race to lead slow fleet home (and win the race on handicap).

Bob Lang made a welcome appearance to help with the race 2 start sequence.  There was a good, close start to race 2 with a drop to force two in the wind. Neil had the best of the first beat from Robin and Andy. Jason went for a swim on the reach, leaving Neil to lead Robin by 4 seconds, followed by Andy. The Lasers battled closely with 20 seconds between the boats and Neil won, followed by Robin and Jason.

Thank you, Patrick, for the launch helm and Trevor for stepping in to enable racing to take place.