19th June 2024 Race Report

Midweek Tankard 12

It was a nice sunny day with very light winds which came from many directions but generally from somewhere between east and north. It looked like a start from the near side towards Dam Green would be something like a beat. It wasn’t. It was a run and few skippers were able to control the speed of their boats to arrive at the start at the correct time. Some turned back, some were too early. However the start was allowed to stand and Sue Murray rounded Dam Green first.

The race split into a lead group with Bob Sampson’s Laser Full in the lead Sue’s Radial in second, Linda Spiller’s Radial in third and Dave Perrett’s Solo in fourth. This stayed the same until Dave overtook Linda on the fourth lap after more than an hour’s racing.

A second group consisted of Roger Heasman’s Bosun with the remaining three Solos. The Bosun began at the front with Adam Hilton at the back but, after many low speed thrills, by the third lap this had been reversed. Then Adam got bored and retired leaving Robin Spiller leading Geoff Floyd and Roger’s Bosun. The handicaps gave Roger back the lead of the group.

  1. Sue Murray (Laser Radial)
  2. Bob Sampson (Laser Full)
  3. Linda Spiller (Laser Radial)
  4. Dave Perrett (Solo)
  5. Roger Heasman and Dave (Bosun)
  6. Robin Spiller (Solo)
  7. Geoff Floyd (Solo)
  8. Louise and Colin Witchell (Bosun))

Retired: Adam Hilton (Solo)

Thanks were given to race officer Leila Farmer.