A good southerly wind (depending on your point of view) – Force 5-6 at Nells Point, big waves (well, big for Sully Bay) and a Laser course. What more could a Laser sailor ask for? Well, Charles would ask for a club boat that doesn’t leak and fall apart, but he’s been promised that for next week, sort of.
In the first race, after a close fought beat, Neil thought he’d got to the first mark ahead, but he tacked too close and the tide took him onto it. Steve and Arun fought it out on the run and the reach until Steve slipped inside and there the positions stayed until the end with Andrew chasing them down. The second race was closer. Neil tried the same thing on the first beat and got away with it but was passed by Arun with Steve in 3rd. All 3 stayed close for the rest of the race until Arun hit a mark and lost his first place doing his turns. Neil held on until Steve managed to slip through into the lead just before the final leg and Arun came charging through to finish 2nd equal with Robin, who had a storming race in his Radial.
Danny C, who was the only non-Laser sailor, remains in overall first in the series in a Topaz.