Saturday started wet with a light to moderate westerly breeze. First visitor to arrive was Lyndon Beasley (Greensforge) with one of his moths soon followed by Paul Jago (Attenborough) and his Streaker. Unfortunately these were the only visitors if you don’t count Sam Mason who entered under the burgee of Overy Staithe.
The rain had finally stopped by the start of the first race and the highly experienced Steve Sallis and his team got the 6 boat fleet away in the west end of the lake in about force 2 with a tendency to drop. Sam Mason crewed by Debbie Harries took the lead at the end of the first lap and promptly disappeared into the distance. Richard Wood and Carole Sallis , Enterprise Hykeham , and Paul Jago slugged it out for second and third with the Enterprise taking second
For the second race the wind had dropped slightly and become variable in strength and direction. The early pace was set by Sam Davys firefly (Hykeham) but as the wind dropped even further he was gobbled up by the faster boats. Wood and Jago battled it out for first place with the Ent again taking honours and The Albacore of Pete Bayliss and David O’Brein taking third after a Sam Mason boat tune at lunch time.
Race 3 Was a light aired affair with the whole fleet swapping places and circulating pretty much together until the revitalised Pete Bayliss, who doesn’t miss much anyway, got the right side of a major shift and sailed off into the distance The Enterprise took second with Sam Mason coming in third.
A pleasant evening was spent at the club with the traditional charred meat on the menu.
Sunday dawned sunny, hot, and windless and Steve Sallis ,after much consideration and consultation , abandoned further racing at 1130
Not perfect but very enjoyable just the same. IF Hykeham do it again next year we could do with a bit more support. Do come along Its quite nice really!!
!st Enterprise Richard Wood and Carole Sallis Hykehan
2nd Albacore Sam mason and Debbie Harries Overy Staithe
3rd Streaker Paul Jago Attenborough
4th Albacore Pete Baylis and David O’Brien Hykeham
5thMoth Lyndon Beasley Greens forge
6th Firefly (S/H) Sam Davy Hykeham