More sun and more wind, enough to cause a couple of capsizes. Jane Anderson was caught by a gust shortly after rounding West and James Pollard succumbed as he approached Inlet. Jane Chadney (Laser Full) led the first couple of laps before being swallowed up by Steve Axford and Bob Sampson. The battling Solos of Paul Whybrow and Adam Hilton with the similarly paced Streaker of Robin Spiller all followed the Laser race with Paul making an excellent start and leading the trio until Adam and, for a while, Robin overtook him. He got his revenge on the last lap when Adam hit Dam Green and the resultant penalty turn put him just behind Paul on the finish line with Robin another three seconds back. Nicky Buckett and Linda Spiller in the Bosun were the first of the double-handers.
OOD Nathan Pollard
John Savage in his Otter was first to start but couldn’t fight off his pursuers. Vicki Duncalf (Topper) started four minutes later and held off everyone but Roger Heasman with Sally Wills in the Bosun who had started five minutes after her. Steve Axford had the best start in that he crossed the line less than a second after his appointed time. He made good use of it getting up from fourteenth to fifth. James Pollard was the last to start in his Blaze, an exotic beast the width of a king-sized bed with tubular extensions that make it even wider. He’d been lapped before he even started and could only make up a place or two. Four boats started on the same time; the Solos of Paul Whybrow and Adam Hilton, the Streaker of Robin Spiller which has a similar handicap, and the Radial of Jane Chadney. Paul led away but Jane did best, getting up to third.
OOD Nathan Pollard
|Boat Start Time
|Roger Heasman & Sally Wills
|Nicola Buckett & Linda Spiller
|John Weller & Alan Comber
|Brian Pollard & Cilla Gilbert
Many thanks to Mandy Pollard who took the photos. Click on the photos above to see more of Mandy’s wonderful photos.