Spring has sprung. Some would say it was warm... Whatever there was a lovely 10kt breeze from the south easy and in this direction we could sett a long beat across the bay. After two or three races we decided the walk was too long so we shortened the course and raced ten races around the willow tree.
Mark and Ben were joined by Jonk and Robin. Robin dominated the long races, Jonk then shone in the first few shorter races. Sadly Ben had made an "improvement" to his steering and was out of a few. He cane back after some tweaking, possibly with a bfh.
Mark used his v6 and yes he won couple but it was clear thT the v6 has no advantage over older versions.
Overall Robin won probably, Jonk second. Jonks sails did look the part
We sailed the day - turned out nice. The sun came out to play. and most did not need gloves or muffs. The wind was light and at times a little flukey but we got in about 15 races. Sadly Jonk had to stay at home to look after his wife.
Ben,, with his new Jonk A rig and full of hope - bought in Blake Tudor, a Tera National squad member as a ringer. We also welcomed David Perkins, a potential new member, Jerry Andrews also came along to watch and eventually started playing. Were we nice to the new guests? Were we F..... Mark took an early lead winning the first couple but then he tweaked his boat ... Haha Tha'tll teach him - He spent the next few races being unable to tack without the boat stalling out. Robin took the day with the most wins.
Mike finally had sorted his boat out and was competitive. He took an awful lot of seconds and with Ben was probably in the shout for second overall.
Blake was awesome. He knew the rules which shocked a few of the old men. Welcome to the fleet Blake - I reckon father Christmas may know what to bring you. David found his boat was slow up wind and he was sporting a set of stretched original sails, father Christmas may well visit that household soon. Jerry plucked up courage and sailed a couple. In his first race ever he led from the off and took the forst lap, fortunately for the oldies he got confused with the radio control, thankfully, allowing the fleet to get past him.
Mike celebrated in a slightly unseemly manner when he won his first ever race, I reckon he owes us all a glass of champagne... well done Mike