26 Boats on the water for the End of Series Regatta, plus a great working party!
Thanks to all who supported the end of series regatta today and a huge THANK YOU to the steady stream of helpers with spades and wheelbarrows that shifted gravel to the wettest parts of the dinghy park in record time! Great work everyone.
The regatta was held in a perfect force 3 to 4 from SSW making it quite tactical. The Topper of Cecily followed by the radials of Josh and Harrison showed the way around the first few laps of race one, but Mike Gibson's new orange machine crept up and tango'd everyone to take the win from Chris Bownes and Simon Hardiman.
Race 2 saw a few retirements and a new face as Megan arrived fresh from a Netball match to set off in her favourite conditions. With a slight change in course the Laser 4.7 set off flat and fast and that was the last we saw of it as Megan disappeared into the distance taking race 2 by over a minute. Mike Gibson overhauled Simon Hardiman on the final reach with Josh in 4th in his radial.
The final scores for the Regatta and series were as follows:
1st Mike Gibson
2nd Simon Hardiman
3rd Chris Bownes
1st Junior Josh Oates
Series Handicap 1 - The Garry'O' rose bowl: Mike Gibson
Junior Plaque: Harrison Allen
Series Pursuit - The Asterix Cup: Ian Capener
Series Handicap 2 - The Vic Lewis Cup: Ian Capener
Sunday - The Langdale Cup: Simon Hardiman