Frensham 5 Race 6

Matt Wood - 21st February 2005

Race 6. With snow forecast and 20 knot gusts, there weren’t many boats keen to go sailing - plenty of wind-chill. In fact launching was so slow only half the fleet got to the start on time. Chris Ellis and Kathryn Young rounded the weather mark first well ahead of Bob Larder and Sam Booth with Nigel Hufton and Chris Whitehouse on their transom. Nigel then moved into second before dropping back after a swim and then caught Bob up again to finish second. Bob and Sam finishing a credible third. Chris and Kathryn had just kept going and eventually lapped the fleet to win. Others including Mark Ampleford and Helen Barry managed to also test the water temperature before retiring. Two races to go next Sunday, starting at 1220 and 1505.