Success in today’s racing was all about reading the flukey winds around the upwind mark and, less positively, about the risk of picking up a the mooring warp of a marker buoy and retiring. One of our jobs is to find a better way of sinking the ropes so that they don’t get picked up by keel bulbs.
Pete showed his big boat racing pedigree by consistently finding the best way to tackle the tricky upwind legs, with David a solid second and Stuart and Andy not far behind. Rick struggled with excessive weather helm all day but hopefully the plentiful advice that he got afterwards will help next time out.
Luckily racing stopped just in time for us to be sitting in the coffee shop before a rain shower blew through, presumably the same one that drowned the start of the Grand Prix at Silverstone!