Another good day in the hypo series with seven people arriving to race. In the end, six of us did while Steve did the duty. Another win each for Peter and Tony with each of them coming second when they didn't win. Jason says he has now developed the habit of coming third, again achieved in both races this week. The other results were also the same for both races: Anne 4th, Alan 5th (sailing his own boat for the first time this year) and Mike 6th.
Alan started off the day by rearranging the buoys so we now have almost the whole lake to use again. While he was doing that, the rest of were rigging so we almost started on time for once! See rigging pictures below. Six boats sailed today and another six people came out at lunch time to watch and catch up. The first race was won by Peter with Steve sailing very well to come 2nd (and breaking his boat in the process), Jason 3rd, Mike 4th, Anne 5th and Chris 6th. In the second race, Anne took over the duty to make up for last week and Alan sailed her boat - I'm not sure he enjoyed getting his feet wet! Peter was 1st again with Alan 2nd, Jason 3rd, Steve 4th, Mike 5th and Chris 6th.
After some time spent contemplating, clearing snow and rearranging the walkways, this Sunday saw six people out on the water for the first sail of the year.
The results probably could have been predicted before we started - Tony won the first race with Peter 2nd, Anne 3rd, Jason 4th and Steve 5th (and Alan doing the duty even though it was officially Anne's). For the second race, Tony did the duty with Alan sailing Tony's boat. Despite some confusion when the course was changed part way through, the results were similar: Alan 1st, Peter 2nd, Jason 3rd, me 4th and Steve 6th (after retiring).
Thank you to everyone who struggled through the snow to make it to the dinner last Saturday (and to all those who set off but then sensibly decided to turn back). Particular thanks to Barbara, Alan and Hazel who had to carry the prizes up the hill to somewhere accessible by car. Thank you also to Tony and Ronwen for organising all the prizes before abandoning us for sunnier cliFor those of you who didn't make it, look out for a full list of prizewinners in the newsletter (and if you are one of them, your prize is with either me or Barbara).