Jim Whitelegg – winner of Race 1

Another forecast of 8 to 10 knots maybe gusting 11 or 12 West with sunshine was not enough to deter some of our regulars from hopping off the Island to go sliding down mountains on planks but the fleet of 10 boats who stuck with it were rewarded with a pretty balmy morning (after the drizzle had stopped) with the temperature heading for 13 or 14ᵒ C in the sun. Not bad for mid-February.

The breeze couldn’t decide which way to blow over the lake but set mainly from the South at the Southern end, West in the middle and North at the top, with areas of not much at all around the start line.  This made course setting a bit of a challenge for our keen-eyed OOD Keith Poole who looks at the angles boats are sailing at before setting us off on a course with hopefully a beat, a run and some reaching and if at all possible a bit of wind to make it all happen. Full report is here – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 18 February 2024