Transom Series – 14th November 2021

Only 5 boats turned up for the Big Cup Day.  Two cups; the Watler Cup for the fast fleet and the Centripump Cup for the slow fleet would be fought over in the first race. After Rex was hit by a huge wave while launching that left just four; two for each cup.

The wind was a very gusty and shifty north-easterly this time.  Steve in his RS700 and Andrew in his Topaz CX14X catamaran struggled to put distance on the slow boats but when Andrew hit a mark and did his penalty Steve was assured of the Watler cup.  Series points were to play for as well and mid race the two slow boats were ahead on handicap with Dan in his Enterprise edging it over Lawrence in his Comet. Disaster struck for Dan 2 marks from the finish when a nasty wind shift resulted in a capsize and Lawrence sailed to a win and the Centripump cup.

The tide had turned for the second race and this gave Steve the edge over the slower boats with Lawrence finishing 2nd and Dan 3rd.