Freezing cold, but sunny; and with a shifty westerly wind which varied between F2 and 5 in the first race and dropped for the second. Shifty and variable winds seem to be the hallmark of this Transom series. Also the low number of boats. A different variety today with Neil and Danny back in the Lasers, Robin in his Dart catamaran and Steve in his RS700.
After a slow start and first leg, Steve surged into a commanding lead on the water on the huge course with a huge spinnaker leg, set by Andrew and Paul. The shifty inshore beat didn’t suit the boat and sailor so the lead was not sufficient to finish ahead of the Lasers with Danny coming in first and Neil second.
The wind dropped considerably for the second race and Neil demonstrated his light wind skills beating Danny in what used to be his best conditions. Steve floundered in the light winds before a surge on the final two legs which gave him a finish ahead of the Lasers on the water but 8 minutes behind on handicap. Robin went to find wind further out to sea.
Overall the results remain the same as last week with Neil first, Danny 2nd, Nigel 3rd, Steve 4th, Lawrence 5th and all still to play for in the 4 races remaining.