The Wednesday series finished off on a quiet evening with a gentle breeze that oddly kept steady or increased practically until sunset. We got in three laps of a quadrilateral course with the last boats finishing around quarter past - pretty much sunset. However it was a bright evening and there was plenty of light to pack up.
Mike Curtis has, I think, established a new record, having now sailed 5 different classes in this year's series. Tonight he was out in his brother's RS300. Mike Storey was in the load RS100 and is only one class behind with 4 classes this summer. James Curtis was out in Mike's RS400 with young Harry: I doubt the ends of the boat touched the water with so little weight in, but I suspect that did them nothing but good in the conditions.
Early on Caroline Baldwin was showing up at the front of the slow fleet with Paul Playle's Solo, whilst James and Harry were leading Mike in the fast fleet, well clear of the others (as indeed they ought to be). If anything the wind built a bit for the last lap, which is very unusual, but I think it was a cloud passing over.
The Results are here. Mike won, Paul second and James and Harry third. Ian and Clare continued their late season run of good results with a 4th whislt Rob Pettit was 5th and Kevin Pearson 6th. James and Harry took the personal handicap from Ian and Clare, with Caroline Baldwin 3rd, Ian Klyne 4th in a Phantom, Paul 5th and Clare and Lucy 6th.
Overall: no suprises were expected and none happened. Congrats to Gareth for taking the standard handicap trophy home again, and Harry Phelps for winning the new Personal Handicap Cup. I shall have to look up past winners so he can get them all engraved...
Supper: another one of Kirsty's Thai curries, but this was the fully powered up version with extra chilli. Still got a warm feeling in my stomach as I write this!