Scenic view for the competitors

Report by Andrew Dean

A gale means 34 knots of wind and is dangerous for racing dinghies.  On Sunday there was still a gale warning at sea, and indeed there were many beefy gusts accompanied by rain to greet sailors on Sunday morning at West Baldwin reservoir.  But the direction of south means that the winds temper on their way up the Baldwin valley, and the gusts were becoming less severe, so we launched. Not before a couple of sailors decided that discretion was the better part of valour.  Therefore 9 boats entered each race, 4 RS Aero 7’s and one each of Aero 5, Finn, Laser Standard ,Laser Radial and  Devoti D-Zero. Click here for the full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 15 November 2020