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Bough Beech SC

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Early Spring sunshine and fickle wind greeted the RS200 and RS300 competitors at Bough Beech on Saturday April 21st. Two races were held before lunch in the best wind of the day with a fairly steady force 2-3.
After lunch the wind gave the Race Officer a nightmare; every time he moved the windward mark the wind changed by a good 30-40 degrees. He was able to give the fleets two more good races although the patience of the competitors was severely tested as the wind completely disappeared for periods; the 300's in one race tacked on every leg of a triangle!!!

Laying the standard down for the rest of the fleet was 300 National Champion Jerry Wales who survived some nervous opening beats to record four race wins. The very patchy breeze did give him many anxious moments with Barry Steel a constant threat. The home club boats of Alastair Wood and Patr ick Wood both had their moments, both recording a second place.

1. Jerry Wales Queen Mary SC 3pts
2. Barry Steel Aldenham SC 7pts
3.Alastair Wood Bough Beech 8pts
4. Patrick Ward Bough Beech 11pts
5. Scott Butler Hardway 13pts
6. David Lightfoot Bough Beech 14pts
see report above
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