Full report to follow in couple of days but some basics:
The weather forecast changed all week but we finally had overcast/broken sun for both days with winds F3-4 gusting 27mph on Saturday giving some good sailing. Unfortunately the first race was far too short but some good sailing weather (many laughs after all my lining my boat up over the winter as I lost a shroud having just powered up and 10 metres from the start - mast down narrowly missing Gordon Goldstone). A few capsizes by the home boys.
Sunday was weird with Easterly F3 for the first race and the first lap of the second, then the wind did a 330 degree shift in 5 minutes and led to some interesting re-arrangements in the fleet order. A (too) long second race (Martin recorded 20 miles on his GPS) but with some good but shifty winds.
19 boats took part - 10 from Seasalter, 3 each Halifax and Queen Mary plus one from each of Hollowell, Shanklin and Whitstable.
Welcomes to their first TT go to Ian Collyer (1945 Hollowell), Andy Carter(640, SSC) and Tim Seymour (1923, SSC).
Good to see George Stephen on the water as well this time.
Thanks to Bob Carter for coming to watch and advise - and for selling me his spare shrouds and helping me get rigged up again for the second race.
Full Race Results are available on the Seasalter SC website
Full Series Results available here
Windsport Voucher Winners: