That's the Spring Series sewn up for 2019! Notable that the fifth place was taken by a much less 'racy' boat that many below it in the table. Proof, if you needed it, that in sailing the difference is made by the sailor, not the boat!
Top 5 are;
- Alan Bishop (solo)
- Steven Bishop (Solo)
- Eddie Johnson (Supernova)
- Marcus Shaw (Solution)
- Richard Sharpe (Mirror)
A westerly wind direction gave the Race Officer the thankless task of standing on the far side of the lake! Racers were met with some tricky wind shifts as they moved from one area of the lake to another. Eddie Johnson (Supernova) was the man to beat despite nearly throwing it all away by running aground as he tacked early to cross the line in race 2! Steven Bishop (Solo) did the same at the start of race 3 and couldn't make it up, retiring early. Many thanks to Alan Bishop who only came along to transport his new(old) wooden Solo home for some TLC and ended up as safety crew all day in somewhat cold conditions!
After a week off from handicap racing for the first round of the Pursuit Series for 2019 Girton saw 11 different boats on the water across the day in good winds. Steve and Alan Bishop (both Solo) shared the wins between them. Eddie Johnson (Supernova) was a solid 3rd each all three races. 4th & 5th shared between Matt Kirman (RS300) and Dave & Jean Read (Miracle) both crews racing for the first time this season.
A great write up in Y&Y by our very own Bob Warriner! Click here to read
A difficult day for the Girton Sailors who risked the forecast of high winds! Only one race sailed with a disappointed Jo Daubney failing to finish from the lead after a capsize on her third and final lap in deteriorating conditions robbed her of the bullet!