Slow boats play catch up!

Another raw cold day this Sunday with a forecast wind of low teens from the north west.  There was a nice wind when people arrived, but it slowly faded away for the start at 11:10.  The light weather specialists soon opened out a lead, but it took over 31 minutes for the lead boat to complete one lap, so they were finished there.  Fortunately for the slower boats, the wind steadily filled in for the slower boats to give them a chance to win on handicap.  Young Oli Willmott took his first ever win over the Comet Trio of the Harlands.

There were fewer takers for race 2, but there was a steady wind from the north east.  Several of the boats came to grief along the south bank by hitting obstructions below the surface.  The water level is the lowest level all year now, and the south shore must be avoided at all costs.