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Many thanks to the OD and AOD for running a very good 3 race series so efficiently.
It was a shame there were not many takers, but those of us who turned out had a great afternoon’s racing. The races were not without incident and Liz’s navigation skills were questioned when she took the wrong course, which took her from the lead in race 1 to 3rd position. The exciting moment of race 1 was when Roger launched his brand new RS Aero – aptly named, as it is as light as the bubbles in the same name chocolate bar! One to be watched when Roger gets to know his new dinghy, Tinkerbell –has it got wings, Roger? It certainly can fly.
The course was the same for Race 2, so Liz knew where she was going this time, but lost valuable time whooping and hollering a big welcome to Chris and Caroline returning from their Round England/Scotland cruise in Cornelia. It was so exciting seeing them arriving back in home waters.
3rd and last race, Liz was on the ball again and won. It was good to be back on the helm after 6 weeks and 12 races both at home and away. However, winning only one out of 3 races was not enough and the Mazzawattee Trophy stays with the Shallow family, but with their new boat’s name to go on the trophy. They returned to the slip, covered in mud (don’t ask!) and glory.
Thank you very much again Race Team and Safety Boat.
Your Sailing Sec