Transom Series – 1st October 2023

7 boats, including 3 laser full rigs and a radial, turned up for the Laser Cup. Robin made it to the first mark in the lead with the other Lasers close behind and at the third mark Robin was just ahead, with Steve and Jason neck and neck and Jake close behind.

At the next mark Robin tacked too close to Steve and did some quick turns, staying ahead of Jason, and reeling Steve in over the next legs until he was just behind. But as the wind dropped Steve surged ahead and the boats behind spread out, with Jake wishing he’d chosen to sail a full rig.

The positions stayed the same until the finish but on handicap Nigel split the Lasers finishing second to Steve (who won the cup), with Robin 3rd, Jason 4th and Lawrence in his Comet finished ahead of Jake in 5th. Pete and Danny C in the Dart 16 had close racing with the rest of the fleet, but should have been way ahead and on handicap, in conditions too light to suit the boat, finished in 7th.

The course was made smaller for the second race which saw Jake make a lightening start to reach the first mark ahead of the fleet. One by one the other Lasers caught and passed him and the positions on the water were the same as the first race. Nigel in a Topper suffered from being send round for the same number of laps as the Lasers in a dying wind and only managed a 4th. Steve was 1st again, with Robin 2nd and Jason 3rd.