An 8-12 knot breeze (mostly) from the West sped 30 or so skippers around the lake in a pretty standard course for the opening A Series and Club Champ races.
Across all fleets, the racing was close and generally only 1-2 points separated the handicap placings. This is particularly true of the Laser fleet, only 2 points separated the 1st through 4th place getters. In the Zephyr fleet, Rob Ebert dominated taking both guns. The net result may have been different for the Zephyrs if one sailor didn’t swim part of the first race. Must be the boat. In the Starling fleet Julia and Annie shared the handicap honours with Charlotte and Lucia close behind. In the Opti Green fleet, Serena Dan Hertog seems to be the form Skipper. It was pleasing to see a couple of additional Opti Green sailors and I’m hopeful this group will be joined by further sailors from the Learn to Sail program soon.
From the results, minor handicap adjustments have been made for coming events. These will be reassessed throughout the season. Any correspondence about handicaps should be made with the Racing Secretary and be accompanied by the required cash or cheque payment (just kidding!).