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The Whitsun Trophy was another 3 Race Series which took place on Saturday, 26th May in winds somewhat stronger than forecast, which was a nice change from the lighter winds we have had so far this season. A good course, suitable for the conditions, was set and the beat to Halfway against the gusty wind and with a falling Spring Tide proved fast and challenging and good fun for the 6 competitors. The following two races were played out with an ever diminishing fleet and a an ever decreasing length of course and ever increasing wind! The overall winners were Liz & Will with Tom Nash taking 2nd place in his Laser, having now got to grips with his smart new radial-cut main. Roger had a great race with his Aero and is also becoming more au fait with his lively new boat.
Many thanks are due to Patrick Cooper, OD and Mary Hackett AOD, who overcame a problem with the virtually silent hooter on the Race Timer, with alacrity. Thanks also to the Safety Boat Team which consisted of our Commodore Jonnie (who sacrificed his shoes to the mud in the course of duty) and Graham Hackett who is a frequent safety boat driver for our racing events.
The next 6 race Series starting 2nd June, is The Vice-Commodore’s Cup ( a very handsome piece of silver too!) so don’t miss it!
Your Sailing Sec.
Please note the change of date for the Class Race Day which was to have been on 26th August, but is now 18th August to allow for members to go to the Alde and Ore BBQ if they wish.