Miracle Nationals at Plas Heli - Day 4
by Brian Jones on 10 Aug 2016
7-12 August 2016
The forecast rain never really arrived and after a short delay launching, waiting for the wind, the fleet enjoyed gentle breezes and a flat sea.
The course was set to the SW, Dave Butler and Ross Fleming were first round the windward mark having tacked out to sea on the port side, Marcel and Giulia Neuteboom were second coming in from the starboard side while Brian Jones and John Green rounded third having sailed up the middle. On subsequent beats it paid to stay right with Jones and Green benefiting to take the lead and stay well ahead.
The sea state was choppier for the second race won easily by Hannah and Nick Smith extending their already comfortable championship lead. Dave Butler and Ross bounced back with a good second, while Jon and Philip Aldhous retain overall second with some excellent results today. In third and fourth the Raines vie with Wayne and Angela on equal points.
Our Flying Dutchman duo continue on good form with a 6th and an 8th plus a win in the single handed.
Andrew(Robinson) and brother James continue to have an excellent week up in the top ten in race seven. Stronger winds are back on the agenda for tomorrow. What a great week we are having.