Last Sunday was the final race of our winter series and although the results in 2 of the classes for the series had already been won on points, 14 boats prepared for one of the best races we have had off Scarborough for a long time.
There was a good north westerly breeze of about 14 knots, a reasonable swell, again from the north and a crystal clear sky.
The course set was an upwind ‘beat’ to the buoy off the Sea Life Centre called ‘Scalby Ness’ with a rollercoaster of a run down to our own race mark off the Spa Complex for 2 laps.
There were more ‘yee-ha’s’ per minute than we have seen for some time as many of our boats surfed down the long rollers with their spinnakers flying. This is when the payback comes for the occasional soggy outing like we had 2 weeks ago. Yes many of us got wet, but it failed to dampen the spirits.
707’s 1st Black Sheep – Parker & Clark, 2nd, Stormchaser- Patrick, 3rd G Spot, Temple & Eade -
Overall Series – Humdinger – Simpson
Class 1. 1st Starchick - Wallace & Kaye, 2nd, Vado – Russell, 3rd Joker in the Pack – Gray, Taylor & Barman
Overall Series – Ruffian - McIntyre
Class 2. 1st Bee Sharp – Turner, 2nd Whistler – Livesey, 3rd Taurus – Mallory
Overall Series – Bee Sharp - Turner