Three new members who also sail at the Norwich club joined us today and dominated proceedings in a wind that got up during the morning to the top of the No1 sail range. They showed our regular members that we still have a lot to learn. It wasn’t so much an issue of boatspeed, rather that the top three consistently started well, made fewer mistakes and read the wind and water better. All things that come with experience and practice, but maybe after we have plied them with enough coffee they will give us backmarkers some tips.
To his credit Tim did manage a second place in one race, but congratulations to Vinnie who was first over the line almost every time. He wasn’t even fazed when I removed the finish line by accidentally hooking up one of the buoys and towing it into the bank.