Sunday, March 20, 2011

Racing in perfect weather

 I worked in the Tower today as there was a real shortage of staff. Just Ray and me. Fortunately there were only 10 lasers sailing the rest had  gone down to McRae for a regatta .
Lasers have 6 numbers on their sails and if they are bunched up it can be a challenge to get them all recorded and the time as they finish so close together.
Thankfully it was light wind so they ended up spread out.
Running down to the last mark
A close race all the way
It was also start of the Jollyboat Championships. Light weather makes it less of a thrill for them as they are designed for 20knots! I was barracking for Bernard and he had a 1st and a 2nd, so they were very happy.
Some of the Green Fleet (Juniors)
The Junior Fleet had a good coaching session as well in the 4.7 small laser rig.

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