VR arrived late into the Thursday night racing at KGSC and the wind decided to drop for the final lap which didn't help the RS700's.... Tony and Sam Cooper sailing in the Graduate took line honors and I heard that it was 'rolo' power that speed the boat into a lead. Solos were again out in force with Vince Horey leading the fleet and the poor RS700's (Bob Ladell and Mo Allen) fell back down the leader board with uncomfortable sailing positions of standing up against the mast!
No wind but lovely sunset sailing...
The Race Officer, Keith Humphreys, shortened the course to relieve the obvious tension as the wind dropped to nothing - ironically when the last boat finished a strong breeze flowed back across the reservoir.
Keith Humphreys - RO (the one with the pirate beard!)
Also after sailing Tom Gilbert (a very chuffed soon to be RS100 owner) sat down and discussed how VR was going to sponsor next week's London Youth Regatta 2011 - over 60 plus boats and loads of young sailors in RS Teras/ RS Fevas/ Laser Radials/ Toppers converging on King George on Saturday 18th June. We will be giving out the VR Outstanding Performance prizes and also a raffle of sailing goodies which every sailor gets a free ticket on entering the event.
Lasers coming up to the finish
Off to King George SC and arrived slightly after the race start - Keith Humphrey (Race Officer) had his arm bent to make an easy course for the asymmetrics so the fast fleet of RS700's/RS300 went off blasting around with Steve and Lucy Corby closing following behind in their RS200. The Solo fleet had eight boats out with Vince finishing in the lead after some interesting luffing battles on the broad reach...
Also think I got nabbed by some of the committee to support the London Youth Games sailing event which is being held on Saturday 18th June - over 100 boats with sailors up to the age of 21 racing at King George - actually we at VR are delighted to support this event - brilliant to see so many youth sailors out on the water having fun!! So if you are interested in coming along click here for the London Youth Games Race Instructions
If you live in North London - pop up to KGSC on a Thursday night - great banter on and off the water with some very serious racing.