The annual Regatta took place on Saturday, and, although scaled down somewhat due to current regulations preventing boats from other clubs taking part, it was still a great pleasure seeing yachts racing again after such a long layoff.
Five boats came to the line in a pleasant 10 knot easterly breeze with Madcap first away followed closely by Lesmar and Foxstar. Meanwhile, Ripple and Kindred Spirit, seeming to have something to check out on Nells Point first, started back markers.
Whilst the breeze held steady at the Club, this was not the case further up the course where it fell very light, and three of the fleet failed to round the first mark, Weston Buoy, and had to retire. Madcap and Foxstar headed on a close reach to the second mark, South Cardiff, before setting spinnakers for the run to the finish. Madcap and Mark Fisher took line honours, having taken the better option of staying close inshore, and was first on corrected time. However, not being classed as a cruising boat, she had to concede first place, and the magnificent Colin Mason Trophy, to John Atkins and Foxstar.
The next race will be the RNLI Pennant Race on the 03 July starting 12.00 hrs, and I hope to see a good turnout in aid of the Lifeboat.
Lyn Reeve, Sailing Secretary
|Kindred Spirit||Ray Brown||Retd|
|Lesmar II||Mike Radford||Retd|