The decision to sail today was a good one with the rain lifting early and ten skippers fronting the starter at 10 for an hour of scratch racing, before getting into the handicap side of things.
Paul Jewell had his new ex Kim Potter IOM and showed that he will, in time, be very competitive.
Unfortunately the wind did not cooperate with very light conditions and many holes, continuing the conditions that have prevailed at the dam for the past month, exacerbating the frustration levels of competitors.
The day was won by Andrew Wardrop’s Woody 112 but even the owner admits the handicapper was a bit too generous.
Kim Potter with his quick V9 was second and David Jones third.
Next Sunday is the A class yachts at Montrose, so hopefully the sailing conditions will be a bit more amenable. If you get a chance, come along for a look as these graceful yachts compete for the annual Herb Tyson Memorial Trophy.
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