3rd & 4th Summer Points

This sunday saw two more of the summer points races being held.

The late start meant that some of the more senior sailors were safely tucked up in bed after an exhausting game of bingo. With the absence of any fast boats and only three doublehanders taking to the water the races became a laser vs solo affair. Team laser fielded all their big hitters plus keith gilmore.

The Tarling brothers (aka Ron and Reggie), dad of Annabelle, Rob Laurie, Victoria, and the Maylandsea Massive were chomping at the laser bit. The solos on the other hand fielded a weakened team of Ron (crash and burn) Laurie, Malcolm X, Ian (Enders) Henderson and Tailend Charlie Ron. The wind blew like the breath out of an asthmatic tortoise and it was race on.

The lasers quickly disappeared leaving the solos to struggle valiantly but hopelessly on. Tail end Charlie protected the rear of the formation from the continued attacks of the ME109 laser of Ann Dyson successfully shooting her down finally at Jetski Creek. Race two saw a cameo appearence from Johnny (Boy) Wilmot to bolster the laser fleet.

Again the the lasers provided the vanguard leaving the solos to fight it out amongst themselves. An exciting finish was provided though by Martin (Reggie) Tarling and Dad of Annabel Rob Laurie with Reggie managing to get the front 12inches of his boat over the line first. Celebrations were short lived though as Victoria (who has been sailing magnificently so far this year) crossed close behind in her radial to probably take victory.

So the racing has been tight with any lapse of concentration being punished severely. Next weekend sees the two island Race, will the fast boys stop sulking and come out to play? Will the solos get their revenge? All will be revealed next week. As for the doublehanders, to be honest by then I was thinking about the squirrels over the park.