Fine, sunny and fresh conditions today for Round 2 of the Marblehead Summer Series, with forecast winds to 40 km/h, it was more like 10 - 25 km/h on the Brook and a recipe for some fast Marblehead racing. Only six skippers turned up as well as Stu Harris and a few other familiar passers by. Stu kindly offered his services for PRO and kicked things off at 1:30, however there was a casualty already as Ray Joyce's boat's foredeck track tore off as he was tightening the forestay. With the fresh conditions and most skippers opting for C2 Rig, I attached the camera and recorded some pretty crazy at times video which I will post to YouTube soon. Anyway, the conditions were ideal for the F3 winning the first four races with Lisa Blackwood taking the second spot in those races and John Hall and Andrew Wardrop battling for third place. Lisa won Races 5 and 6, myself second, Andrew and John third respectively. The F3 took line honours again in Races 7 and 8 with Lisa Blackwood comfortably second and John Hall third.
After 8 races and 2 drops the F3 had a perfect scorecard with Lisa Blackwood in second place and John Hall third place overall. Next Sunday is IOM Handicap racing so hope to see a few more Wednesday sailors turn up. Racing starts at 11:00 (according to the sailing schedule I have).
Till then, wet sails.
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