A day of steady rain and very light winds was not the best way to tempting dinghies on to the water for the first of the years Evening series races. However, the small select fleet assembled at the start line in the Twizzle River to face the challenge of racing in a dying fickle breeze.
First away from the line was Martin Jenkins in his Phantom and he sailed off to build a comfortable lead on the rest of the fleet.
Paul Burnage had elected to sail his Wayfarer single handed and certainly made a good job of it in giving chase to the Phantom and keeping ahead of the chasing Javelin sailed by Petra Potasse.
Race Officer Alec Moss made the wise decision to shorten course and finish the race at Romany Rye buoy, enabling the fleet to get back to the club before the tide changed!
Jenkins was able to win the race on handicap, Burnage was second and Potasse third.
The next race is on Thursday 27th June.