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WEEK 11 (JULY 9TH) - WET AND WINDY

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Week 11 (July 9th) - Wet and Windy

With the Moth Worlds at Weymouth being blown off all week I was expecting serious wind tonight. Fortunately it seems to have diminished some on the journey up from Dorset and we got a F4ish evening with loads of cold drizzle and some big guists. Turnout was, predictably, diminished...

I was working late and missed the start, but by the time I got there the faster boats had already cut through the Lasers, with Carl Mayhew leading, in his RS600 tonight, with what looked like a reasonable lead over Mike Curtis and Julie Harrison in their 400, but with Peter Curtis tailing Mike rather too closely for Carl's comfort I thought...

Course wise it was beat, shy reach, more or less run, shorter beat broad reach. This didn't look bad for singlehanders to me... I was ducking in out of the rain rather than really watching: that did seem to be the story of the race, Carl a good way clear but Peter very close to Mike. When it came to finishing time the race box stopped the fleet after Carl Mike and Peter had gone through, so those three had an extra lap. Carl really seemed to hit the turbo button for that one, and hurled round it what seemed to be a quite unfeasible lap time...

Results wise Peter got it by a whole 2 seconds from Carl. Mike and Julie took third place, with Fiona and Rob Fardon (who seemed to have had quite a quiet steady race) 4th from Mike Storey in the EPS. 6th went to Jamie Scott as first Laser.

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