by Debbie Darling on 19 Apr 2012
RS400 GUL Grand Prix 2012 at Bartley SC Debbie Degge
The cool northerly breeze blowing a across the lake presented the OD with a few challenges and the sailors with some gusty, shift conditions.
The first race started on time and rooky RS400 sailor Adam Whitehouse lead round the windward mark and for the first two laps. The wind quickly shifted and increased leaving the course skewed with and some entertaining sailing. Nick Craig crept into first position, followed by Jasper Barnham and Mike Hart. Craig capsized at the leeward mark but managed to hold his position. In the penultimate lap, Mike Hart’s toe strap broke to leave him being over taken by Caroline Whitehouse.
The OD squared up the course for the second race which was still very gusty and shifty but lead to less position changing and Nick Craig lead with Jasper Barnham second and Mike Hart third.