Saturday 12 May Race 2 in the Saturday ‘A’ Series
A good stiff breeze from the north east of around 15 knots and a fleet of 12 boats started in bright sunshine which is always a bonus.
We were back in the series race this weekend so competed with three classes.
The course was set largely in south bay and going in towards the mark at Cayton, and then back to the mark off the Spa Complex. The significant northerly swell added to the excitement.
1st – Stormchaser, Patrick, 2nd – Black Sheep, Parker & Clarke
1st - Dash, Donnoley, 2nd – Nemo, Turner, 3rd – Vado, Russell
1st - Zeris, Sizer, 2nd – Aprilis, Marton
Sunday 13 May Race 2 in the Sunday ‘A’ Series
The wind had come round to the west today and was stronger at about 18 knots with some significant shifts and gusts causing a few knock downs but fortunately no damage.
The course was a longer one sending us from a running start, many flying their spinnakers along the side of the Marine Drive where the presence of the headland caused the wind direction to constantly change. Once past and in the open sea off North Bay, the strength of the gusts was considerable and it was here than some of us took the most punishment.
Rounding the Scalby Ness mark, off the Sea Life Centre brought us onto a very close reach down to the ‘Easterly’ buoy and then back in to the South Bay. Class 1 got three laps in whilst the other 2 classes had their courses shortened to just 2.
Both days saw some very close racing especially between Nemo and Joker in the Pack. Nemo won both times on handicap but it was close each time.
1st – A Grand Day Out, Bramham
1st - Dash, Donnoley, 2nd – Vado, Russell, 3rd – Nemo, Turner
1st – Zeris, Sizer, 2nd – Whistler, Livesey, 3rd – Takaza, Chatt.