Saturday’s racing was held in a variable 12 knots with lots of tide and large oscillations. DJ Edwards/Thompson took the first race followed by Smith/Mildred in 2nd with Grey/Forbes 3rd. Mee/Wagstaff led from start to finish in the second race, leaving the rest of the fleet fighting for places.
Race 3 was held in a real mix of conditions, this was won by Rush/Thorne followed by Mee/Wagstaff with Smith/Mildred in 3rd.
Sundays racing was sailed in lighter conditions but again with lots of tide and patchy breeze across the race course. Mee/Wagstaff took race 4 but were pushed all the way round by Edwards/Thompson who finished 2nd. Smith/Mildred posted another 3rd.
Race 5 saw Wade/McGrane take the win, Edwards/Thompson came in 2nd with Mee/Wagstaff finishing in 3rd.
By race 6 the conditions were becoming increasingly difficult to read as the breeze continued to shift and die. Smith/Mildred took the win followed by Mee/Wagstaff with Popple/Tillson taking a well deserved 3rd place.
Mee/Wagstaff were convincing winners in the end showing their consistency throughout a range of conditions. Second and 3rd was a tie on points with Edwards/Thompson finishing 2nd overall from Smith/Mildred who took 3rd.
Many thanks to Lee-on-Solent SC for holding an excellent weekends racing.
Fireball - Leading overall positions
1 Matt Mee/Richard Wagstaff 9 points
2 DJ Edwards/Andy Thompson 13 points
3 Andy Smith/Johnny Mildred 13 points