Jun 26

Tideway Race 2

The race down was a little bit changeable with light winds and the leading group soon stretched a decent lead before wandsworth bridge. Our renato was well up leading together the xenon helmed by elaine with tom as crew. Sam was pushing into the group with a good turnout from Amy Joe Joseph Sara and Henry all having good sail.  The way back was a more straightforward beat which at times felt quite strong while Steph and I led for half the way back this came to an abrupt end caused by a big submerged rock which stopped us dead(or maybe we should have been further away from the bank!).  Two lasers slipped by Renato with Phil Robin then Hugh then another laser. We got started again but couldn’t make up the ground.
The fleet spread out quite a bit on the return leg with SBSC members  dotted throughout the rankings.
Overall Renato took the winners honours so well done.
Everyone pulled together with the catering with Emma taking command assisted by the sailors. Thanks also go to Ollie Jan Giles Rosie for manning the safety boats  and Sophie for taking some fabulous photographs.