When we got to the sailing club, the lake was like a mirror. There wasn’t a breath of wind in the air. But, by the time that everybody had their boats rigged and they were changed, a steady South Easterly wind had arrived.
The wind picked up to 18 knots in the first race which made for some very exiting racing especially on the small course that had been set! In the end Matt and Ben Lulham-Robinson took the win with Eddie Grayson and Matt Foster coming 2nd and Sarah and George Richards following in a close 3rd.
After a great lunch (bangers and mash followed by jelly and ice cream!) the wind had died down a lot to about 10 mph. The middle race ended with Sarah and George coming a well-deserved 1st. Matt and Ben had to work hard to maintain their 2nd position against Eddie and Matt who finished 3rd.
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Race 3 was the lightest race of the day with the largest course. Will Hide lead around the windward mark but was then overtaken. Ollie White banged the left corner up one of the beats and went from 6 position to 2nd.The end result of this race was Matt and Ben winning to finish off a successful day’s racing, Sarah and George finished 2nd with Eddie and Matt taking 3rd. The overall results of the day were: Matt and Ben Lulham-Robinson 1st, Sarah and George Richards 2nd and Eddie Grayson and Matt Foster 3rd.
Matt and Ben won the overall North East Travellers Series Trophy 2010.
By Matthew Lulham-Robinson