De ja vu! Delayed start whilst the breeze built. One race in 4-7 knots.
The Goach provided a masterclass and left us all in his wake, with the exception of Dave McKee who also showed his class.
I think this high pressure system is here for the rest of the week. No need for toe straps this week!
Despite weather challenges and several of the normal touring suspects waiting on new boats, the first UK Flying Fifteen open meeting of the year was a great success, with visitors from Parkstone, Chew Valley, Hayling Island and Dun Laoghaire coming to Datchet. Racing on Saturday was abandoned due to a complete lack of wind which brought the benefit of time for our Irish visitors to watch the 6-Nations rugby – and made it easy for the English travellers to decide to come for the day on Sunday.
Sunday brought winds of force 3-4 and sun! The race team managed to fit in 4 races on a nice large course, and the windshifts provided a good test to sort out the fleet. Charles Apthorp/ Alan Green regained the Mercedes Trophy, with Ian Cadwallader/ Dave Sweet second and John Hanson/ Helen Seldon third. The full result are available by clicking here
A huge thank you to all our visitors for travelling vast distances and/ or setting very early alarms, and to the race team for their excellent management of the day.
See you all next year – or on the circuit
(DWSC FF fleet Captain)