It was a rainy, windy, cold January Sunday – what’s better than coming down to the club to sail off the End of Year Supper hangover?
We had five standard lasers and an enterprise on the water for the Goodwin race #3, with four boats starting and Meg and Josh having a sail.
Joe Driver had the best start followed closely by Allan and Steph, Sally and Henry Cook. The run down to the first mark shook things up – Allan and Steph had taken the lead with Sally in second. With the tide and wind against them, the beat up the wall by Craven’s Cottage was tactful; Joe got a good shift and took Sally’s second with Allan and Steph holding the lead. On the second lap, Sally’s tiller extension broke and she couldn’t sail through the gusts and had to retire.
Final positions are Allan and Steph in first, Joe in second and Henry Cook in third. Award of the day goes to Henry for roll tacking too enthusiastically and falling out of his boat on the approach to the finish line. Also to Meg and Hannah, for being brave enough to join a sailing club in January.