Bosun Plus 3
Roger Heasman (Bosun, with Linda Spiller) was the first to cross the starting line but Sue Murray and Jane Anderson’s fast Club Bosun was the first to round Middle, the first buoy, with John Buckett, Adam Hilton as crew, following and then the first non-Bosun interloper, Nathan Pollard in his Laser (Full). This was a late afternoon race, delayed by a fishing competition. It was a beautiful day, hot, and with more wind than had been forecast and coming from the northwest, which wasn’t what had been forecast either. It was variable in strength and direction and sometimes, blanketed by the hill, disappeared altogether at Inlet. Nathan was leading by the end of the lap and Paul Anderson’s Laser (Full) toured in forth until he overtook the second Bosun, John Buckett’s on lap 3. The main conflict was between three Bosuns; John Dabbs’ (with Geoff Floyd), Brian and James Pollard’s and Roger Heasman’s. They were never more than a length or two apart with the order changing every lap. It was the Dabbs boat leading the trio at the end.
- Sue Murray and Jane Anderson (Bosun)
- John Buckett and Adam Hilton (Bosun)
- John Dabbs and Geoff Floyd (Bosun)
- Brian and James Pollard (Bosun)
- Roger Heasman and Linda Spiller (Bosun)
Retired: Louise and Colin Witchell (Bosun)
With handicaps applied, Nathan Pollard (Laser Full) led Robin Spiller (Streaker) and Paul Anderson (Laser Full)
Grateful thanks were given to Bob Sampson, Officer of the Day, and to Mandy Pollard who took the photographs.