Now why isn't every days racing like today, the sun shone the wind blew from a reasonable direction with enough of a shift in it to keep us on our toes for the race starts, 17 races, all raced in a great spirit, this is Six Metre racing at its best.
Today we were lead home in no uncertain manner by a great days sailing from Colin Goodman, a perfect score throughout the day it was great to watch him sailing, well done. The rest of us had a few battles up and down the the lake with positions changing hands on practically every leg of the course, the boats were represented by a modified Renaisance a standard Renaisance, 2 Ravennas, 2 Roccocos,a Revival and a Dan 5 look alike, so we had the full spectrum from the board of Mr Bantock, just a Romanza missing but hopefully not for long.
In a valiant second place today was Dave Green another newcomer (relatively) to six metres, he did manage to get ahead of Colin a few times as did a few of us but nobody managed to make it stick, followed by Geoff Earle who travelled up from Harwich to race today and sailed just a little to well for yours truly but there were battles all down the fleet as can be seen from the scores, also worth noting Peter Shepherd ( the footy man) with Geoff Raygada's Revival doing very well especially after lunch when he started to get to grips with the difference between a footy and a six.
Well done everybody thanks for a great days racing in a great spirit, look forward to the next two open meetings at Two Islands this year on 22nd August and 24th October book your time off now, Six Metres are alive and well and have moved back onto Furzton Lake.
Second Placed Local Skipper Dave Green
Colin Goodman of Coalhouse Fort recieves his well deserved winners prize from Mike Ewart
Third Place went to Geoff Earle of Harwich & Dovercourt
All pictures in the following slideshow courtesy of Ian Howlett
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