Race Reports

Pursuit Race (Ferguson Trophy)

posted 4 Sep 2019, 12:15 by Perth Sailing Club

The first meeting in September was our annual pursuit race. This is where the slow boats start first and all race till a set time with the leading boat then being declared the winner.

This year we have had plenty variable light winds and Sunday was no different for the eight boats from six classes. Doug Ogilvie in his Miracle led the fleet away for forty minutes sailing time followed by Bill Inches in a Firefly a minute later and a group of three Solos a minute after that. Then there was a slight gap till the group of faster boats started to try to catch up. The Albacore, Aero and Phantom were also spaced one minute apart but were already a full round behind the Firefly when they started as a shorter course had been set due the light wind and strong river flow.

By the closing stages, it looked like the faster boats were not catching quickly enough while Bill was still keeping a little bit ahead of the three Solos.

As the seconds ticked away, Jim Galloway took the lead but sailed into a sticky patch allowing the Firefly to surge ahead to win by about ten lengths


Pursuit Race (Ferguson Trophy)

1- Firefly (W Inches)

2- Solo (J Galloway)

3- Solo (J Curley)

Commodore’s fun race

posted 1 Sep 2019, 14:56 by Perth Sailing Club

Saturday saw the annual  Commodore’s fun race. Despite the horrible weather in the morning, by sailing time it was sunny and dry with a stiff breeze to play in. Our Commodore was noticeable mainly by his absence, being on holiday in Norfolk. Breaking boats as usual from the reports we have heard. So this year’s challenge was simple. Normal start sequence and then catch the apples the safety boat released. Prize for the winning team. From the race box, it looked like chaos. From the grins and chatter when they came ashore, it would seem that 18 apples were the cause of a great deal if amusement. Photo shows who the winners were. Artwork by Katie. No women or children were harmed. As for the apples, of the 18 released, 3 did not return to shore..........We would have held a moments silence for them but couldn’t be bothered.  

Race Report - Continuation of ACH Series

posted 30 Aug 2019, 15:41 by Perth Sailing Club

               Six boats completed in Monday’s first race in a strong easterly breeze.  John Ferguson sailing the Clubs Yellow Laser was first over the line after the two laps with Euan MacDonald in his RS Aero a close second and James Curley in his Solo Bear in third. Anne Bryson helming the Enterprise crewed by Bob Watson capsized at the downwind mark on the first leg, rejoining the race after draining the boat.

               Peter Bevan sailing the Phantom Cormorant joined in for the second race of the evening leading the field from start to finish. James Curley in his Solo crossed the line in second place with Euan a close third in his RS Aero.    

               Four boats took to the water for the first race on Tuesday evening with a light force 1-2 variable NE, E and SE wind throughout.  Three laps were sailed of a short triangular course.  There was a moderate flood tide during the time with a great volume of water going downstream. Euan Macdonald helming his RS Aero led ahead of John Ferguson followed by Hunter Williamson’s Solo with James Curley to the rear.  These positions remained the same until the third round when because of the lessening wind the final round was finished at the downwind mark with the safety boat providing the line with John crossing first followed by Euan with Hunter in 3rd position.  Lack of wind and diminishing light precluded a 2nd race.  Meanwhile new members Grant Hill and his young son took out a Club Quest for practice, Jamie helming for most of the time, the safety boat occasionally pulling them back further up river of the Club and then coming ashore smiling - despite the rain.

               Whilst the rest of the country suffered the extremes of wet and windy weather over the weekend such was the micro climate of Perth that the Annual Perth Sailing Regatta was cancelled due to no wind! However the Regatta BBQ was not cancelled and was well attended by Club members, friends and family. The Commodore would like to thank Eric Taylor for his excellent BBQ’ing skills and all those who brought a delicious selection of salads and puddings that were enjoyed by all.   

Results after Handicap

Mon 5/8 Race 1 1st Laser (J.Ferguson) 2nd Bear (J.Curley) 3rd RS Aero (E.MacDonald)

               Race 2 1st Cormorant (P.Bevan) 2nd Bear (J. Curley) 3rd RS Aero (E. MacDonald)

Tues 6/8 Race 1 1st Laser (J.Ferguson) 2nd Whoof (H.Williamson) 3rd RS Aero (E. MacDonald) 



Strathmore Series

posted 6 Aug 2019, 13:43 by Perth Sailing Club


                 Last weekend’s races were sponsored by Strathmore Spring Water part of A G Barr. The conditions were excellent for sailing with a stiff easterly force 4 wind. Nine boats took part in the first of the two races of the day. It was a clean start with Euan MacDonald in his RS Aero taking an early lead followed by Chris Watson helming his Laser who reached the top mark of a figure of 8 course first followed by Euan, then Sandy Rodger and Jenny Casebow in their Albacore.  Cadet Ivan Kossko also in a Laser was closely behind them with Bill Inches and Gillie Amatt in another Albacore. At the completion of the first lap Chris was leading the fleet still in the same order, but Leonie in the slower Mirror retired before the end of the lap.  Vicky Wright in her Europe was managing to keep up well with the main body of the fleet while to the rear Andrew Porteous helming a Club Quest with Jamie Bryson crewing were struggling a bit as was the Quest helmed by Anne Bryson and crewed by Eric Taylor.  At the top of the tide the Tourist boat Badger returned to base from an excursion downriver closely followed by the Hav Martin St John, a large container ship on its way to deliver timber to the harbour.  Positions remained the same throughout with the faster boats managing to complete the four rounds, Chris Watson taking the line ahead of Sandy and Jennifer with Bill and Gillie in 3rd position.  The slower boats were finished on average lap time.

               The same nine boats sailed the same course for the 2nd race of the evening after the Officer of the Day had requested the marks be pulled in due to volume of water coming down the river and a lessening wind.  Chris was again the first to the top mark followed by Sandy and Jennifer then Bill and Gillie with Ivan doing well in a Club Laser in 4th position.  Further down the fleet Andrew helming this race and crewed by Grant and Jamie were followed by Euan then Eric and Anne with Leonie and Felicity in their Mirrors.  Heading towards the 2nd mark all boats were much closer together than in the first race – however, Chris and Sandy were taking a notable lead.  With lessening wind Felicity found it a struggle in the Mirror only completed one round while Leonie in the other Mirror completed three of the four rounds.  Unfortunately Bill and Gillie encountered equipment failure and retired before the end of the first round.  First over the line was Chris ahead of Sandy and Jennifer with Euan in 3rd position.  

               The series continued on Sunday evening when seven boats took to the water – conditions were very wet with a very light wind.  John Ferguson helming his Albacore crewed by Gillie Amatt led to the first mark of a short triangular course followed by Euan’s RS Aero, then the Lasers of Chris and Ivan.  There was a strong incoming tide and the two slower Quests and the Wanderer helmed by Andrew and crewed by Jamie struggled to cross the start line.  With Euan catching up to John they were neck and neck as they rounded the 3rd mark of the course and started to beat back up river, but very quickly John and Gillie pulled ahead of Euan against the tide keeping to the north bank of the river out of the pull of the incoming tide.  Unfortunately, the two Quests helmed by Anne Bryson and Grant were unable to attain the first mark of the course and they retired.  First over the line at the end of the 2nd final lap were John and Gillie followed by Chris with Euan in 3rd position.

               The wind picked up slightly for the final race of the Strathmore Series and the same seven boats took to the water.  Once again John Ferguson and Gillie stormed into an early lead followed closely by Chris, then Euan with Ivan in 4th place.  Andrew helming the Wanderer  was next, well ahead of the two Quests which were helmed respectively by newly fledged Club members Grant Hill crewed by son Jamie and Anne Bryson crewed by Eric Taylor.  John and Gillie retained the lead throughout, hugging the north bank while Euan gained on Chris, pulling ahead as they chased the lead boat downwind.  With John and Gillie having lapped Grant and Jamie they undertook their last tack to cross the line first with Euan establishing his position for 2nd place, 12 seconds ahead of Chris.  Ivan, only 25 seconds behind Chris came in a commendable 4th.  Grant and Jamie completed one lap and the Race Officer worked out an average lap time based on the one lap.


Positions after Handicap:-

Sat 3/8/19:-

Race 1 – 1st Blue Meanie (C.Watson) 2nd Heisgeir (S.Rodger/J.Casebow) 3rd Albacore (B.Inches/G.Amatt)

Race 2 – 1st Blue Meanie (C.Watson) 2nd Laser (I.Kossko) 3rd RS Aero (E.Macdonald)

Sun 4/8/19:-

Race 1 – 1st Mirage (J.Ferguson/G.Amatt) 2nd Blue Meanie (C.Watson) 3rd RS Aero (E.Macdonald)

Race 2 – 1st Mirage (J.Ferguson/G.Amatt) 2nd Blue Meanie (C.Watson) 3rd RS Aero (E.Macdonald)

Overall Winner of Strathmore Series:  Chris Watson  2nd Euan MacDonald 3rd Ivan Kossko




Newburgh Race

posted 4 Aug 2019, 14:41 by Perth Sailing Club

               After a slight delay, twelve boats set off on the downriver course towards Newburgh in a force 3 from the east. Three single handed Solos led the fleet, Andrew Porteous, James Curley and Jim Galloway. For once, Sleepless Inch seemed less of an obstacle to progress but as the wind continued to build, sailors had to work harder in the gusty conditions. Sandy Rodger in his Albacore Dash crewed by Felicity shipped a lot of water near the first navigation mark and lost distance reaching back and forth across the Tay draining the boat. Jacob McCauley in the fully rigged Laser was overpowered and struggling to make headway in the conditions. As the fleet rounded Sleepless Inch the wind increased and white caps were evident on the more exposed parts of the river. By Elcho Castle some of the boats had started to give up and head home and with a full force 4 gusting 5 on the nose, the race officer decided to shorten proceedings near Seggieden. The first boat finished in just under 45 minutes but the tail-enders were taking nearer 75. Most boats found the conditions difficult and both Leonie in the Mirror and Jacob in the Laser ended up in the reeds both requiring assistance from the Rescue boats, Jacob capsizing on his way back to the clubhouse. Leonie took down the mainsail on the Mirror and managed to sail back home on the jib alone! The two RS Quests crewed by Vicky Wright and Gilly Amatt,  Richard Burrows and Grant Hill made the finishing mark and headed for home. Yevgeni Kossko in his Canoe rig was in the most stable platform in the difficult conditions and impressed those watching, coping admirably.  Peter Bevan in his Miracle crewed by Cadet Edward Wrigley did well in the strong winds as did Doug Ogilvie and Anne Bryson in the Enterprise Boofuls 4. Seven boats eventually finished the shortened race. All boats made it back home safely without the need to be towed and the sailors gave thanks to those covering the two rescue boats John Ferguson / Jim Davidson and Anne Hughes/Eric Taylor in the challenging conditions.

Positions after Handicap:-

Sun 28/7/19

Newburgh – 1st Whooper (A.Porteous) 2nd Bear (J.Curley) 3rd Ptarmigan (P.Bevan/E Wrigley)


ACH & Points Series

posted 4 Aug 2019, 14:37 by Perth Sailing Club

               Seven boats took part in Tuesday evening’s ACH series race. The wind dropped just after the start and it took some boats over two minutes to reach the start line. Leonie Poor in her Mirror Emmental led from the start but she was overtaken by Doug Ogilvie in his Enterprise Boofuls 4 and James Curley in his Solo (Bear) before reaching the first mark. John Ferguson sailing the Club’s Laser despite being last off the line caught everybody up and was first over the line followed by James Curley (Bear) and Doug Ogilvie in his Enterprise (Boofuls 4).

               The course was shortened to just two marks for the second race of the evening as the lighter conditions continued. It was John Ferguson in the Laser and James Curley (Bear) crossing the line first and second with Anne Bryson helming Doug’s Enterprise in third and Leonie in fourth in her Mirror (Emmental).

               The Points  series continued on Saturday morning but with little wind only two boats took part in the first race.  It was Andrew Porteous in his Solo (Whooper) who lead from start to finish followed by Doug Ogilvie in his Miracle (Boofuls 3). Cadet Edward Wrigley in his RS Tera joined in for the second race of the morning but he retired during the first lap. It was Andrew who won his second race of the day with Doug in Second place.  

Positions after Handicap:-

Tues 23/7/19

Race 1 – 1st Emmental (L.Poor) 2nd Bear (J.Curley) 3rd Hellspont (B.Inches)

Race 2 – 1st Bear (J.Curley) 2nd Laser (J.Ferguson) 3rd Boofuls4 (A.Bryson/D.Ogilvie)

Sat 27/7/19

Race 1 – 1st Whooper (A.Porteous) 2nd Boofuls 3 (D.Ogilvie)

Race 2 – 1st Whooper (A.Porteous) 2nd Boofuls 3 (D.Ogilvie) 3rd RS Tera (E.Wrigley)

Friendship Series - 20th and 21st July 2019

posted 4 Aug 2019, 14:36 by Perth Sailing Club

               The Friendship Trophy donated by the Tay Corinthians Club of Dundee was competed for over two days of racing.  Eight boats took part in the first of 4 races to decide the overall winner. Conditions were sufficient to allow three laps to be completed with Jim Galloway in his Solo (Woodpecker) finishing ahead by just ten seconds from Cadet Ivan Kossko racing a full rigged Laser for the first time with Hunter Williamson in his Solo (Whoof) third. The breeze got up for the second race of the day and after another three lap race it was Peter Bevan in his Streaker over the line followed by Ivan in the Laser and Hunter again in third. Day two of the Friendship Series saw six boats on the water with Andrew Porteous (Whooper) making a flying start but it was James Curley who reached the Mark B first. A gust allowed Munro Gauld and daughter Molly in the RS Quest to shoot through the fleet but collide with another boat incurring a 720 degree penalty turn. The race was shortened due to the wind easing allowing James Curley (Bear) to cross the line first followed by Andrew Porteous (Whooper) with Doug Ogilvie in his Miracle Boofuls 3 in third place. Due to the falling wind conditions the last race of the series was changed to a two mark sausage course.  Doug in Boofuls 3 took an early lead followed by James (Bear) and Andrew (Whooper). Ivan was doing really well in the Laser overtaking on the outside. Ivan left his best moves until the last five metres beating Andrew to the line by 30cm.  James was third over the line followed by Doug.      

Positions after Handicap:-

Sat 20/7/19

Race 1 – 1st Woodpecker (J.Galloway) 2nd Boofuls3 (D.Ogilvie) 3rd Laser (I.Kossko)

Race 2 – 1st Woodpecker (J.Galloway) 2nd Streaker (P.Bevan) 3rd Whoof (H.Williamson)

Sun 21/7/19

Race 1 – 1st Bear (J.Curley) 2nd Whooper (A.Porteous) 3rd Boofuls3 (D.Ogilvie)

Race 2 – 1st Whooper (A.Porteous) 2nd Bear (J.Curley) 3rd Laser (I.Kossko)

Overall Winner of Friendship Trophy:  Andrew Porteous (Whooper)  

Points Series

posted 10 Jul 2019, 14:47 by Perth Sailing Club

              The Points series continued on Saturday 6th July with eight boats taking part in the first race.

It was cloudy with a variable wind, being westerly to start then veering to the east.  Bill Inches in his Firefly was over eager and started one minute early, but returned to the line.  All boats struggled to the A mark of a rectangular course with the wind now coming from the east.  Euan Macdonald in his RS Aero was first to B mark followed by Bill who touched it resulting in a penalty turn.  The wind picked up between B & C mark with Euan now well in the lead followed by Sandy Rodger in his Albacore crewed by Cadet Jamie Bryson having pulled ahead of Bill.  With the wind dying at the start of the 2nd round, Bill got washed up just past the B mark while Sandy managed to get wind.  The wind freshened again for the 3rd round and Euan was well in the lead followed by Sandy and Jamie, then Jim Galloway followed by Hunter Williamson, then Bill, Andrew Porteous  and the Watson Enterprise Helmed by Bob Watson and crewed by Anne Bryson to the rear.  Euan was first to cross the finish line followed by Sandy and Jamie with Bill in 3rd position.

               The same 8 boats entered the 2nd race of the evening with a very light easterly wind.  It was a clean start by all boats, Ian Noble in a Laser leading followed by Jim, then Hunter with Jim getting ahead of Ian at the A mark.  Jim continued to increase his lead during the round while Euan hitting another boat incurred a penalty turn.  Both Hunter and Andrew had managed to overtake Ian by C mark while Jim stalled mid-river on his way to D mark allowing Hunter and Andrew to gain, but with Ian catching both boats on line.   Jim was still leading during the 2nd round followed by Hunter and Andrew while Sandy and Jamie passed Ian on way to B mark and Andrew at C mark, Jim getting ahead again by D mark.  Unfortunately, Bill managed to pick up and drag C mark thereby confusing Anne Bryson and Bob Watson in the Enterprise.  With Jim still holding the lead followed by Hunter, Andrew and Sandy were still swopping places.  First over the finish line was Jim followed by Hunter with Euan in 3rd position.

               It was cloudy but bright as seven boats took part in Sunday’s race.  Wind conditions were once again very light with a fickle force 1-2 wind with a southerly air, although easterly was forecast.  Hunter helming his Solo and Ian Noble in a Laser led to the first mark but Bob was catching them up in his Enterprise followed by Doug Ogilvie crewed by Felicity Graham in his Enterprise.  The wind gradually came round to the west  and Bill in his Firefly gradually worked his way through the back markers, the Mirror helmed by Gillie Amatt and crewed by Kyle Fraser and a Firefly helmed by     ?. The race was shortened to two rounds and while Gillie and Kyle did well to almost finish the course in the failing wind, they were forced to retire before the end of the final lap as was the Firefly of ?  and the Enterprise of Doug and Felicity who although they managed to cross the finish line, were out of time.  Ian was first over the finish line followed by Hunter with Bob in 3rd position.  The wind never picked up again and a second race was cancelled.

               The wind had improved for Monday’s evening race when four single handed boats took to the water. Bill Inches got off to a good start in his Firefly Hellespont and lead up until the start of round three when he clipped the windward mark allowing Hunter in his Solo (Whoof) to get clean away.  It was Bill over the line in second with Ian Noble in the laser third and Doug Ogilvie in his Miracle in fourth.

               Three boats took part in the second race of the evening.  The course was a shortened triangular course with all marks taken to Starboard.  It was a close race to the first mark with Ian Noble in the Club laser only ten seconds ahead of Hunter Williamson in the Solo. Doug Ogilvie in his Miracle was about minute behind. Hunter closed Ian’s lead to only one second at the second lap and managed to overtake him to take the lead and was first over the line at the finish but just ten seconds ahead of Ian in the laser.    

Positions after Handicap:-

Sat 6/7/19

Race 1 – 1st RS Aero (E.Macdonald) 2nd Hellespont (B.Inches) 3rd Whoof (H.Williamson)

Race 2 – 1st Woodpecker (J.Galloway) 2nd Whoof (H.Williamson) 3rd Whooper (A.Porteous)

Sun 7/7/19

Race 1 – 1st Laser (I.Noble) 2nd Whoof (H.Williamson) 3rd Aeolian (B.Watson)

Mon 8/7/19

Race 1 – 1st Whoof (H.Williamson) 2nd Hellespont (B. Inches) 3rd Laser (I.Noble)

Race 2 – 1st Whoof (H.Williamson) 2nd Laser (I.Noble) 3rd Boufuls3 (D.Ogilvie)  

Points Series - Race Reports

posted 3 Jul 2019, 14:19 by Perth Sailing Club   [ updated 3 Jul 2019, 14:20 ]

               The Points series continued on Saturday 29th June with eight boats taking part in the first race. The wind conditions were very fickle, with the wind coming from all directions. Only two boats Euan MacDonald in his RS Aero 7 and James Curley (Bear) managed to reach the correct side of the line before the start. The other competitors were held back by the strong incoming tide.  Euan held onto his lead and was a full minute ahead of James at the first lap with everybody else trailing behind. There was close racing between the Albacore of Sandy Rodger/Jenny Casebow, Hunter Williamson in his Solo (Whoof) and the Enterprise Aeolian crewed by Bob & Anne Watson.  Anne Bryson and her son Jamie were talking part in their first race in a Club Enterprise.  The race was shortened to two rounds only with Euan taking first place with James some 3 minutes behind in his Solo.

                The wind had picked up slightly for Race two and nine boats took to the water. Three other boats also headed out on the water but did not take part in the race. The wind gathererd pace allowing the Solos to gain advantage and at the end of lap one Hunter Williamson was in the lead followed by Euan in the RS and Ian Noble in the Club Laser and James in the Solo Bear. The lead changed at lap two and the Albacore of Sandy and Jenny were ahead from Hunter in the Solo by some twenty seconds. However by lap three it was the two solos of Hunter and James that managed to overtake the Albacore. The wind decreased as high tide approached and those further down the fleet struggled to finish after Hunter (Whoof) took the line first followed by James (Bear) then Sandy & Jennifer in the Albacore (Dash) in third position.     

               Only two boats took to the water on Sunday afternoon with a very strong N/W wind, force 4 gusting 6.  John Ferguson helming his Albacore, crewed by new club member Anne Bryson got off to a good start to the first mark of a figure of 8 course, while Chris Watson helming his Laser thinking he had been the wrong side of the line restarted just in case.  However, by the first mark he had caught up with the Albacore - they were neck and neck with Chris taking the lead as he planed his way down river towards the third mark.  John and Anne did manage to shorten the gap between the two boats on the beats back upriver, but Chris always managed to hammer his way to a greater lead on the downwind runs.  Incredibly there were no capsizes, despite the gusty conditions and the two rescue boats manned by Eric Taylor and Bob Watson did not have any rescue manoeuvres to carry out.  First over the line following the final 3rd lap was Chris followed just under a minute later by John and Anne.

               Peter Bevan joined the 2nd race of the afternoon helming his Streaker rigged with a slightly smaller sail.  Just as the countdown for the start procedure had begun the helm of the tourist boat Badger radioed in to say he was on his way downriver and kindly waited a distance away until all Club boats had started before moving through the fleet chaperoned by the Club safety boat.  The Albacore led to the 1st mark of the figure of 8 course ahead of Chris and Peter.  Chris capsized just before the 2nd mark while preparing to do a gybe allowing Peter to pull ahead, while John and Anne planing downriver on a run were well ahead of the single handers.  Chris, now righted was shortening the gap between himself and the Streaker and managed to overtake Peter at the 3rd mark, both boats experiencing a “rocky” moment, but recovering well as they took the 4th mark.  Chris went on to enjoy a further capsize between the 2nd & 3rd mark of the final round.  There was terrific planing experienced by all boats on the downriver runs.  First over the line was John and Anne followed by Chris with Peter in 3rd position.

Positions after Handicap:

Sat 29/6/19: Race 1 – 1st RS Aero (E.MacDonald) 2nd Bear (J.Curley) 3rd Whoof (H. Williamson)

Race 2 – 1st Whoof (H. Williamson) 2nd Bear (J.Curley) 3rd Woodpecker (J. Galloway)

Sun 30/6/19: Race 1 – 1st Blue Meanie (C.Watson) 2nd Mirage (J.Ferguson/A.Bryson)

Race 2 – 1st Mirage (J.Ferguson/A.Brysone) 2nd Blue Meanie (C.Watson) 3rd Marsh Daisy (P.Bevan)

Race Report - Points Series

posted 26 Jun 2019, 00:38 by Perth Sailing Club

              Following a successful RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Training Course, the first of the long summer Points Series began on Saturday with six boats taking to the water for the first race.  Weather conditions were cloudy with an easterly force 1-2. Bob Watson helming his Enterprise and crewed by new member Anne Bryson, Sandy Roger helming his Albacore and crewed by Felicity and John Ferguson also crewing his Albacore crewed by Jamie got off to a good start, Bob and Anne first to Mark A, then John.  Unfortunately, Bob missed the mark allowing John to get into the lead.  All three boats were level as they sailed to the B mark, but with the wind picking up a pace John drew ahead once again.  John led during 2nd round followed by Bob, all the while extending his lead then Sandy with Bill Inches Firefly in 4th position.  The crew of the Enterprise was making good use during the runs of the jib stick to stay ahead of Sandy and Felicity.  The 2nd and 3rd positions changed a few times during the 2nd round.  John was still leading at the start of the 3rd and final round.  Sandy investigated the far shore and gained on Bob who was sailing mid-river, while John and Jamie extended their lead to take the line ahead of Sandy and Felicity with Bob and Anne in 3rd position.

               Five boats entered for the 2nd race of the evening.  Jacob McCauly helming a Laser was unfortunately over the line at the start.  Anne now helming the Enterprise, crewed by Bob and Jamie helming the Albacore, crewed by Sandy started on port tack while Bill was on starboard tack.  There were a couple of exciting moments when Jamie had to duck to avoid Bill’s stern and Anne tacked on top of Bill.  After the A mark Anne and Bob were in the lead followed by Jacob, then Bill.  Bill stuck to the north shore as they sailed towards the B mark, getting ahead of the Enterprise, but Anne managed to just scrape back in the lead at the mark.  All boats very much level pegging with Bill managing to find wind and take the lead by the 2nd round though caught up by Jacob as they sailed towards B mark followed by Orry crewed by Doug.  Jacob was using the full width of the river while Bill tacked down the north shore.  With the lessening wind and an outgoing tide Jacob was first to mark A in the 3rd and final lap with Bill catching up slowly downwind and Orry extending his lead over Jamie while Anne and Bob were catching both boats sailing out-with the pull of the tide.  First over the line was Jacob followed by Bill with with Orry and Doug in 3rd position.

               Racing continued on Sunday evening with eight boats entering the first race of the evening. Weather conditions were overcast with a fresh easterly force 4-5 wind.  Unfortunately Ian Noble helming a Laser experienced an equipment malfunction and did not start.  Doug Ogilvie was over the line, but restarted after crew of safety boat told him.  Bob, helming his Laser led for the first lap followed by Euan Macdonald’s RS Aero while John Ferguson in a Club Feva  was not far behind and doing well.  Bob maintained his lead throughout the race with Euan close behind then Hunter Williamson in his Solo followed by James Curley with Vicky Wright in her Europe and Doug bringing up the rear.

First over the line was Bob followed by Euan with Hunter in third position.

               With a lessening wind seven boats took to the water for the 2nd race of the evening, Ian having sorted out his gearing issue.  All boats started on starboard tack towards the first mark of a figure of eight course with the exception of John who cleverly took a port tack and crossed in front of the rest of the fleet managing to round the mark first in the Feva.  Bob, Hunter, Ian, Euan and James were catching up around the 2nd mark with most overtaking him by the 3rd mark and by the end of the first round Bob and Hunter were in the lead with the wind slackening in force, followed by Euan, Ian, James with John and Doug to the rear.  As the wind died away further the Officer of the Day shortened the race to two rounds.  Hunter managed to attain the line first followed by Bob while Ian unfortunately capsized just before the line, but recovered quickly by leaping niftily on to the centre board.


Results after Handicap

Sat. 22/6/19:-

Race 1 – 1st Mirage (J.Ferguson/J.Bryson) 2nd Aeolian (B.Watson/A. Bryson) 3rd Hellespont (B.Inches)

Race 2 – 1st Hellespont (B.Inches) 2nd Laser (J.McCauly) 3rd Boofuls (Orry/D.Ogilvie)

Sun. 23/6/19:-

Race 1 – 1st Blue Meanie (B.Watson) 2nd Feva Pitch (J.Ferguson) 3rd Whoof (H.Williamson)

Race 2 – 1st Whoof (H.Williamson) 2nd Bear (J.Curley) 3rd Blue Meanie (B.Watson)

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