Another beautiful day at Puddleduck! The wind was about 0 – 8 knots from the South West. (This is the best direction for our course.) While there were some calm patches, and an ounce of ‘Duck Luck’ was a helpful commodity, there was always plenty enough wind for racing.
Today was the second race of our Summer Series and nine skippers fronted up. Our handicap system which gives skipper’s a pre-set starting handicap seemed to work much better today with all skippers in the hunt at various times in the day’s racing and a tight points table with several positions decided on count-back.
Trout had an unlucky day plagued by intermittent rudder problems. Third place today went to Ian Hey who edged Phil Turnbull from the podium by virtue of count-back with a handy win in his race tally. Second went to Don McCleod who had two race wins. (Well done Don!) And I was lucky enough to steal the day.
Our handicap system (results below) adjusts the weekly starting handicap of the top and bottom thirds of the fleet for next weeks sailing (see below).
It is too early to report on overall series standings as we have not had enough races yet to consider the discard.