VR Gul Race Team Update....just one more Class to be announced tonight. The VR Gul Race Team are now sailing in all these classes:
* Laser Radial
* Musto Skiff
Who will it be......
Last weekend’s event was down at Stokes Bay which we had some tricky racing having to contend with. Light winds of 10 knots and a strong tide. At one point the wind faded away resulting in, one of the races being abandoned when the flight ground to a halt at the committee boat . A net score of 47 wasn't enough for a gold fleet this time
The second day saw racing postponed because of the wind (or lack of!) but the race officer finally got one race away across all the fleets . I was top 5 in the fleet round the windward, when the wind totally died, as it filled in again, the 5 lead boats had that sinking feeling as they saw everyone behind making huge gains and the chase was on!
The wind continued to fill and was then accompanied by a 90'+ shift making the last reach a beat to the finish line. An eighth place was enough secure an overall 3rd in the silver fleet for me.
Congratulations to Rheanna Pavey (Alton Water) she had a great 18th birthday weekend finishing 2nd overall in the Radials. Nice one! This was one of the trickiest places I have sailed to date.
Next up........ back to Weymouth.
Highs , making the gold fleet, beating Jon Emmett in race 3, qualifying for the gold, the wind and waves and winning a top cover in the raffle.
Lows, telling my mum i was 24th, then finding out i was BFD, in the final race, i went for it and i was well up the fleet looked behind, only to death roll a few seconds later. luckily the mist came down so no one saw me finish last! 69th out of 152, a good week!